Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thirsty Thursdays: An Introduction ...

Readers, I'd like you to meet Rosemary Pomarita. I think you're going to be very good friends.

Rosemary POM-a-rita:
  • 2 inch sprig of fresh rosemary
  • some cubes of ice
  • 2 1/2 oz. of good quality tequila
  • 1/2 oz. of Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. of fresh blood orange juice (or navel orange, lime, meyer lemon)
  • 4 oz. POM Wonderful 100% Pure Pomegranate Juice
  • some meyer lemon, or lime rounds for garnish
  • a sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish
Muddle the fresh rosemary in the bottom of a martini shaker - use a wooden spoon if you do not have a muddling tool. Add some cubes of ice, and over the ice pour the tequila, cointreau, fresh orange juice and pomegranate juice. Cover and shake briskly. Strain into a short tumbler or rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon and rosemary. Serve and enjoy, repeat as necessary!

People, I'm going to be honest, this is a stunning combination. It came straight out of my pretty little head last night, though with the enduring popularity of trendy cocktail programs - I can't possibly be the first to have invented it. My strong desire was to mix the drink with some fresh blood orange juice, alas, there were none to be had at my market yesterday. I used an heirloom navel orange and it worked beautifully. Meyer lemon, regular lemon or good old limes would work equally well here too.

I used the meyer lemon for garnish and sprinkled a bit in at the end for good measure. With the anti-oxidant rich pomegranate juice, its practically a health drink! Why not invite Rosemary Pomarita into your home and spend the evening with her? You'll be glad I've made the introduction.

Cheers!

12 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

What a refreshing and delightful drink! I love the Rosemary Pomarita name!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, that drink looks so delicious! Such gorgeous color and I'm sure the flavor is fabulous. Cheers to you!

Kimizzy said...

Hey, how do you think it would taste zero proof? (I'm allergic to alcohol... haha)

stephchows said...

mmmmmm can I have one now... even though I'm still at work? :D

Cookie Brochette said...

Bad things have happened with tequila at Lightbulb Cuisine, but I could probably dump some vodka into the POM, right?

As always, I love your presentation. :-)

The Diva on a Diet said...

5 Star Foodie - thanks! :)

Tracy - thanks to you too. It was particularly yummy.

Kimizzy - I think it would be delicious with some sparkling water or the like. And, frankly, yummy on its own without any kind of booze.

Steph - wouldn't that be great?! Perhaps not for productions a/o quality, but it might make the afternoon fly! LOL

Cookie - you could absolutely dump some vodka into it. I bet it would rock! No tequila for you, huh? ... bad worm incident?! LOL and j/k

aoife mc said...

This looks delish. I'm totally on your buzz of healthy mixer, healthy drink. Cranberry + vodka / rum + ginger ale = happy liver.
The rosemary sprig is enticing to say the least! I'll put it in the folder of things to try :)

The Diva on a Diet said...

Aoife - see, I knew it was a health drink. ;) I hope you love it!

pixelgal said...

What on earth is a muddling tool????

The Diva on a Diet said...

Pixelgal - I'm glad you asked! A muddler or muddling tool is used by a bartender, er, mixologist, to crush herbs and such. Like mint for a mojito, etc.

Here's one on Amazon so you can see the idea. :)

Tangled Noodle said...

Brilliant! Mr. Noodle made Moscow Mules a couple nights ago - this is next up! A happy weekend indeed! 8-)

The Diva on a Diet said...

Tangled Noodle - you guys made the Mules?! Awesome! That makes me smile. Hope you enjoy this one too. Cheers!