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:
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.
- 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!