Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pomka Mules

I like a post-work cocktail every once in a while. Okay, I like it more than once in a while, and I like to mix up new drinks. This last Christmas we infused and packaged up some pomegranate vodka to give to friends and family. We included a pomegranate vodka (pomka) drink recipe card on the bottles for a drink we named Santa's Little Helper. I had one too many Santa's Little Helpers this holiday season and can hardly think about them at this point, so we've been thinking about a less-boozy way to mix up our leftover pomka. We came up with this little treat..
{Sunset pomka mules on our porch}

  • Lime
  • Pomegranate Vodka
  • Ginger beer (this one is awesome)
  • Sprigs of mint
Squeeze lime into glass and drop in half the lime. Add a few large ice cubes, then pour in the pomka (I just count to two slowly -- which is about 2 oz.) and fill the rest of the glass with cold ginger beer. Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy!

BTW, infusing liquor is a fun, easy, and cheap gift. We decided to make this an annual holiday tradition. Next Christmas: jalapeƱo tequila!

Here's our recipe for Santa's Little Helper (documented so I can remember it next year when the memories of the hangovers will have faded). It's a sparkly take on the pomtini and could be enjoyed year-round:


{Our home-infused Pomka gifts}
Pour the following in a cocktail shaker:
  • Pomegranate-infused vodka
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Shake and pour into glass.
Top drink with your favorite champagne.
Garnish with pom seeds and a twist of lime.

WARNING: Goes down easy. Too many will haunt you in the morning.


  1. I'd like to sing some ridiculous 80' songs at karaoke while liquored up to this drink.

  2. Looks like we have plans next time you come to SD. :)


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