Pomegranate Cosmo

You know what?  This has been just a really crappy week.  Nothing like what people battling wildfires are going through or anything, but I am just going to admit right now… I am not in the mood to write a tutorial for this morning’s post.  The grand total of this week so far really just has me in the mood for a cosmopolitan.  So I am going to share a variation on what is probably my all-time favorite grown-up beverage.

I realize it’s 6:00 am when this post goes live, but I assure you, this was a last-night pity party, right after I’m pretty sure I broke my little toe running into a piece of furniture, after a stressful couple of days.  Even my best blog-friends can attest, I’ve been pretty absent this week (sorry, ladies!)  But I’ll spare you any more complaining – and skip right to the good stuff. ;)

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

  • 1 – 1/4 oz. vodka
  • 1 – 1/4 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec (or Cointreau, if you have some, it’s just not worth buying a whole bottle for 1/2 oz.)
  • splash of lime juice

Chill your glass by filling it with ice water while you mix your drink.  That’s mine chilling in the lower left corner.

Add a few ice cubes to your shaker tin.  Measure your ingredients into your tin and shake it up.

Dump the ice water from your glass, and rim it with sugar, if you like.  To do that, just run a damp paper towel (or a lime wedge, if you have one – I did not) around the rim of your glass, spoon a small mound of sugar onto a plate, and drag the dampened rim through the sugar.  It will stick.  Like sweet magic. :P

Now, just pour and enjoy!

Sorry about the crabbiness today, I know this post is lacking my usual wit and charm… feel free to go browse something out of the archives if you’re missing it today. ;) See you tonight for Happy Hour Friday!

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~ Adrianne


  1. Terry says

    LOL – you're entitled to a bit of crabbiness. Sorry you are having a rough week. Our AC broke last week and won't be fixed until they start to manufacture the big important part in AUGUST. What? So, I'm with ya sister, let's toast a couple of these. Looks yummy and cooling.

  2. Kelly says

    hey I am pretty sure happy hours round the world involve an adult beverage so I really don't think you need to explain your self…you just go on with your bad self…and remember this too shall pass…have a great thursday and enjoy your cosmo…cheers! *clink*

  3. Jana says

    Sorry you're having a stressful week and ouch on the toe. Been there~done that before! Your drink looks delicious and so refreshing. Have a fabulous day!

  4. Jean Davis says

    I hear you about the crappy week. Let's all hope the next one is better. Enjoy your beverage(s). ;)

  5. Kadie says

    Sorry about your toe!! My husband made me start wearing house shoes because I was always stubbing/breaking my toe. It hurts like crazy!:(
    I hope your weekend gets better! Your drink looks so colorful and cooling! Yummy!

  6. Four Marrs and One Venus says

    You know what- I hear ya on the crazy week- can you make me one of these bad boys! Holy Crap that looks tasty!! Thanks for sharing the recipe chick! They are going on the list this summer!! :)

  7. organizedisland.com says

    Thank you for posting this! I had a less-than-stellar week too! One day I even wore a mismatched pair of shoes to work (a good excuse to buy a new pair during lunch). I am having one of these with you – cheers!

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