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.
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.