Years ago, when I was young intern, I was sitting in a bar in Georgetown when a man walked up and set a drink down in front of me. It was a Cosmopolitan. When I inquired as to why he had chosen that particular libation, he told me that, “all that hot girls drink them.”
This less than impressive pick-up line was rendered even more ridiculous by the fact that sitting in front of me, perfectly visible to anyone with eyes, was a Maker’s Mark on the rocks. Had he been paying attention to anything but the sound of his own voice, he might have noticed.
Since that day, I’ve had a rather intense dislike for any drink that even looks like a Cosmopolitan. This has prevented me from enjoying a variety of innocent cocktails that contain red juices. So when I saw a recipe for a white pomegranate cocktail, I was intrigued.
Leola Short Dress (All Saints, $435)
1.5 ounces Stoli White Pomegranik
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a basil leaf and pomegranate seeds.
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A gimlet is made with GIN, not (flavored!) vodka. Oy. (Not your fault Belle, mad at the sell-out bartender shilling flavored vodkas and trying to dress them up with inaccurate names!)
I'm allergic to gin, so I didn't even know. Sorry.
Oooh, wish I had one of these to sip while watching Sanders on C-span 😀
Senator Sanders, sorry.
Truc, if this drink isn't a gimlet when made with vodka, then do you know what it's called? Thanks! The recipe as Belle wrote it here sounds amazing (I can't stand gin, honestly), but I don't want to use an incorrect name.
its a “vodka gimlet” gimlet is just a term to use with EITHER gin or vodka, with lime juice and simple syrup. (or rose's lime juice if one is lazy)
The drink looks great (no matter what the proper name is…)! Thanks for the laugh too.