Drink of the Week: Cran-Pomegranate Daiquiri

Today I looked into my liquor cabinet and saw a lot of dark rum. A glance in the fridge revealed fresh limes, simple syrup and a new jug of reduced-sugar Cran-Pomegranate juice. I had the makings of a winter daiquiri! I cribbed from a couple online recipes and, with a dash of orange bitters and a sprinkle of frozen pomegranate seeds, came up with this beauty:

Like a rum punch, only sweeter and berrier.

It’s rather like a rum punch, only sweeter. I love the colour and the fact the fruit ingredients (save the limes) are fall-early winter seasonal. Combined with dark rum, it makes a nice winter drink.

Cran-Pomegranate Daiquiri

  • 1-3/4 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz reduced sugar cran-pomegranate cocktail
  • 3/4 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup*
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Pomegranate seeds garnish

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with pomegranate seeds. *To make simple syrup combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate.

— Recipe by me!

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