|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 121g||44%|
|Dietary Fiber 23g||81%|
|Total Sugars 92g|
|Vitamin C 60mg||299%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The Moroccan cocktail is an intriguing pomegranate drink that you definitely won't want to miss. It pairs the sweet taste of the fruit with a hint of cardamom spice. This cocktail is a wonderful fruity vodka martini for the winter months and is a great choice for dinner or brunch.
Thie recipe features the alluring taste of pomegranate vodka. The sweetener is a cardamom-infused simple syrup, which you can make at home. It gives the cocktail an interesting spice flavor that contrasts the fruit very nicely.
2 ounces pomegranate vodka
1/2 ounce cardamom simple syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce pomegranate juice (or purée)
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the vodka, cardamom simple syrup, lemon juice, and pomegranate juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Serve and enjoy.
- Pomegranate juice is very easy to make when the fruit is in season (North American winter). Simply place the pomegranate arils (the seeds) in a food processor or blender with a splash of water and blend it into a purée, then remove the seeds with a fine-mesh strainer.
- If you want to make this out of season, pomegranate juice makes a fine substitution. In a pinch, grenadine or a pomegranate liqueur like Pama will do, but the drink will be much sweeter.
- Fresh lemon juice is preferred. A single lemon typically yields 1 3/4 ounces, which is more than enough for a few cocktails.
- Garnishing the Moroccan cocktail can be simple and there are a number of good possibilities. You could play up the pomegranate or cardamom flavors by floating a few seeds from either in the drink. Or, go with a more conventional garnish like a lovely lemon twist.
- While Charbay's pomegranate vodka is recommended, any vodka of the flavor will work nicely in this cocktail. For a substitute, you can try any berry-flavored vodka, particularly raspberry or strawberry.
- Though it won't have the spice notes, you can use unflavored simple syrup and enjoy a flavorful pomegranate martini.
- Other flavored simple syrups can be used as well. Additional spices that pair perfectly with pomegranate include cinnamon and ginger, both of which are perfect for syrups.
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