Who says that eating healthy means you cant have a little fun along the way? For Day 2 of #EatLean2015 Im shaking up a special cocktail thats packed with natural antioxidants and nutrients. The Pomegranate Splash is the perfect drink to unwind with on a Friday night.
The idea for a cocktail using pomegranate seeds came from a recent get together with some of my girlfriends. One of my friends whipped up a delicious drink using pomegranate seeds and I was smitten! Not only did it taste good, but it looked amazing too! Since then, Ive been taking a quick look for pomegranate seeds every time I hit up the grocery store. Last weekend, I finally hit the jackpot at my local Whole Foods (and they were even on sale- score)! I happily brought them home and with Shauns creative genius, we created this cocktail.
The Pomegranate Splash contains both pomegranate seeds and organic 100% pomegranate juice. Its big on heart healthy nutrients like punicalagin and light on you waistline. White wine, also shown to be heart healthy, is the primary alcohol and is accompanied by splashes of gin and elderflower liqueur. The best part are the little bits of wine soaked pomegranate seeds lingering in the bottom of your glass.
Im also excited to tell you that starting today, Ill be sharing a new cocktail recipe every Friday for the rest of the year. EVERY FRIDAY! Thats 52 delicious and creative cocktails coming your way in 2015. Cheers to that!
I hope you enjoy this Pomegranate Splash and come back tomorrow for another edition of #EatLean2015. Be sure to check out my #EatLean board on Pinterest for even more healthy meal inspiration.
- 3 oz organic 100% pure pomegranate juice
- 2 oz Sauvignon Blanc white wine
- 1 oz your favorite Gin
- ½ oz Elderflower Liqueur
- ¼ lime, juiced (plus additional for garnish)
- Fresh pomegranate seeds
- In a martini shaker filled with ice, combine the pomegranate juice, wine, Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, and lime juice.
- Shake until well combined.
- Pour liquid into a chilled glass and add a sprinkle of fresh pomegranate seeds.
- Garnish with a lime slice and an ice ball. Enjoy!