Cocktail Fraturday…? The Better Late Than Never Shibuya Punch

by Tokyo Terrace on June 21, 2009

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OK. I have to apologize for being irresponsible with my blog posts. Being away from my normal routine in Tokyo has made it somewhat difficult to keep to my blogging schedule. Cocktail Friday this week, as a result, as been delayed to today. Actually, tonight…

IMG_9942Denver was very warm and sunny yesterday. One of the nicest days we have had since we arrived. To help cool down, this cocktail served us just fine. It is light, refreshing, and slightly tart. The mint and lime help to lighten the intense flavor of the pomegranate juice along with the bubbles of the tonic water that dance around playfully on the tongue.

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This can be made with or without the alcohol. I chose to use vodka, but gin would work just as well. For Father’s Day, make one of these, sit back and relax.

Better Late Than Never Pomegranate-Mint Cocktail
Makes 1 serving

3 oz. Pomegranate juice
3 oz. Tonic water
2 oz. vodka or gin (optional)
1 teaspoon mint
1 tablespoon lime juice

In the bottom of a glass, muddle the mint and lime juice together. Fill the glass with ice, add the vodka or gin, pomegranate juice, and tonic water. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge. Sip away!

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  • Kamran Siddiqi

    Yay, something without alcohol! lol. I love pomegranate everything, and this seems like one of my new favorites.

  • Kamran Siddiqi

    Yay, something without alcohol! lol. I love pomegranate everything, and this seems like one of my new favorites.

  • tokyoterrace

    A versatile drink, just for you! I hope you like it!

  • tokyoterrace

    A versatile drink, just for you! I hope you like it!

  • http://thesophisticatedgourmet.blogspot.com/ Kamran Siddiqi (The Sophistica

    Thank you so much! I don’t like it- I love it! I also love the new Header. I think it looks sooo professional and amazing, just like everything else on this blog.

    Great job!

    ~Kamran

  • http://thesophisticatedgourmet.blogspot.com/ Kamran Siddiqi (The Sophisticated Gourmet)

    Thank you so much! I don’t like it- I love it! I also love the new Header. I think it looks sooo professional and amazing, just like everything else on this blog.

    Great job!

    ~Kamran

  • vicariousmom

    This looks so refreshing! I have lots of mint growing by the chimney. We’ll be making use of it while you’re here. Can’t wait!

  • vicariousmom

    This looks so refreshing! I have lots of mint growing by the chimney. We’ll be making use of it while you’re here. Can’t wait!

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  • http://iloveflavourme.blogspot.com/ Ruth

    Hmm how about ‘Salsa in the Denver Sun’ or ‘Salsa on a Denver Terrace’ Just the colours reminded me of salsa sauce. Maybe totally unrelated but then thinking of Salsa dancing, hot sunny evenings…the mind wonders lol

  • http://iloveflavourme.blogspot.com/ Ruth

    Hmm how about ‘Salsa in the Denver Sun’ or ‘Salsa on a Denver Terrace’ Just the colours reminded me of salsa sauce. Maybe totally unrelated but then thinking of Salsa dancing, hot sunny evenings…the mind wonders lol

  • http://www.gourmetgirlmagazine.com/ Elaine – The Gourmet Girl

    Because pomegranates are native to southwestern Asia, we came up with the name
    “Asian Pearl”
    Looks refreshing and I love pomegranate. Great creation.

  • http://www.gourmetgirlmagazine.com Elaine – The Gourmet Girl

    Because pomegranates are native to southwestern Asia, we came up with the name
    “Asian Pearl”
    Looks refreshing and I love pomegranate. Great creation.

  • http://www.weightwatcherschic.blogspot.com/ Weight Watchers Chic

    It is very similar to a mojito.. How about Pomjito? I bet it would be good with Rum too!

  • http://www.weightwatcherschic.blogspot.com Weight Watchers Chic

    It is very similar to a mojito.. How about Pomjito? I bet it would be good with Rum too!

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