Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thirsty Thursdays: POM-Tea-Ni Edition

When the good folks at POM Wonderful reached out to me a few weeks ago and offered to send along some samples of their yummy POMx Antioxident Super Teas, I hope they knew that at least one of them was going to be turned into a cocktail. Let's face it, any beverage around here is liable to find its way into the martini shaker. Right? Right.

What I didn't know when they offered to send me the POMx teas was how utterly delicious they would be. How delicious you ask? So delicious that we actually drank all four bottles before I even had a chance to photograph them! Really. They're just that good ... good enough that I went out and bought another round so I could show them to you here:

My little POMx care package contained one bottle each of the Pomegranate Hibiscus Light Green Tea, Pomegranate Wildberry Light White Tea, Pomegranate Blackberry Tea and Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea ... each more delicious than the next! The husband made short work of the Peach tea, downing it in a matter of seconds. After sampling the Wildberry Light Tea (35 calories for the light varieties), I pronounced it scrumptious and asked him to mix me a drink. And so he did ...

The Wildberry POM-Tea-Ni:
Fill a martin shaker with ice and over it pour the gin, POMx Wildberry Tea, white vermouth and orange bitters. Shake well until the outside of the shaker frosts. Twist the lemon peel over a chilled martini glass and run the inside of the peel along the rim of the glass. Strain the POM-Tea-Ni into the prepared martini glass at once. Serve and enjoy, repeat as necessary!

Certainly, any one of the POMx teas would work well in this drink and you may also choose to substitute some vodka for the gin in this recipe. I wouldn't ... but, hey, the world's your oyster! Do as you see fit.

Even without the booze, the POMx is magically delicious. I don't much care for fruit drinks, or soft drinks, but I do love this tea. It has become a regular feature in our fridge. Personally, I prefer the Light varities, not so much for the reduced calories, although that's a bonus, its mostly because I don't enjoy sweet drinks. The Light teas manage to be just sweet enough without crossing the line for me; and the flavors are both interesting and addictive.

Thanks, POMx! You've made me a fan for sure.



Heavenly Housewife said...

I've got to try this stuff. I see a lot of people putting it into their recipes.

Astra Libris said...

Oooh, I love how there's Tea in your Pom-Tea-Ni! :-) Too cool!! We love the light POM teas as well - they're perfectly not too sweet, just as you said!

Sass said...

Those look so refreshing!

And now I'm thirsty. Thanks. ;)

Anonymous said...

Nice! I could drink one right now. Although, drinks like these ones are generally like breast, aren't they? One isn't enough and three is definitely too many!

nora@ffr said...

wow!! here the weather is very hot!! perfect to have right now! :)

Lisa said...

Diva, I just read your 'about' section, and you're my kind of gal, and not just because you're a Yankee fan!

That said, POM makes some great beverages, and I'm currently waiting on some of their new iced coffee, even though I hate coffee. LOL I wish they offered to send me those teas! LOVE that you boozed them up - they look so refeshing and 'buzz' worthy :)

Anonymous said...

Pom tea sounds delightful and your drink concoction with it sounds even better!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Now that's a refreshing looking beverage! Perfect for winding down on a Friday evening after a long week!

The Diva on a Diet said...

HH - do try them if they're available in your area. So yummy!

Astra - the only problem is keeping them around ... my husband can decimate our stock in a matter of minutes. LOL

Sass - isn't everyone thirsty on Thursdays?! LOL

Dana - OMG, that's funny ... and entirely true!

nora - yes, a perfect little sip for a sultry evening. :)

Lisa - Go Yanks! And thanks for popping into my blog. :) I'll be curious to read about the coffee POM drinks ... I'm not a coffee drinker either, but I've been wondering about them. Looking forward to your review.

5 Star - thanks! The teas are truly delicious all on their own ... and the adult version is mighty good too.

Katherine - long week ... you said it! Have one on me tonight. :)

{kiss my spatula} said...

sounds so refreshing - time to get some POM!

The Duo Dishes said...

Thanks for providing a shot of healthy in a cocktail!