#DOTW: Gin-gle Bell Rock-tail

Ok, so this is actually called a Gin Pomegranate Cocktail, but I thought that was just too boring, so just for Christmas I changed the name to Gin-gle Bell Rock-tail. It fits. It’s easy to make, especially if you’re looking to make a larger quantity for a holiday gathering. The honey doesn’t easily dissolve in cold liquids, so it’s a good idea to warm it up a little with the juices in a small sauce pan, and then let it cool. Of course you can use sugar or Agave instead, anything works. Use as much to suit your likeness for sweetness.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin (or quality gin of your choice)
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 tsp honey (or more)
  • 1 oz seltzer

Combine gin, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and honey in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Pour into highball glass filled with ice. Top off with seltzer. Garnish with orange slice, fresh thyme and/or pomegranate seeds. If you make the cocktail in a larger quantity ahead of time, please don’t add the seltzer until you are ready to serve!

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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