Thursday, January 27, 2011

Isle of Pines Cocktail

Lift your glass and revisit a time when it's okay to simply relax and enjoy! It's okay, if it is only Thursday.



Isle of Pines Cocktail
Makes 4
Recipe from Bon Appetit


Ingredients:
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup white rum
1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
Ice cubes

Directions:
Bring pomegranate juice and sugar to boil in heavy small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Boil until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes.  Cool syrup.

Pour 2 tablespoons syrup, 1/2 cup rum, and 1/4 cup grapefruit juice into cocktail shaker.  Fill with ice; shake vigorously.  Strain into 2 martini glasses.  Repeat to make 2 more drinks.

Enjoy!

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51 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks beautiful-Happy Thursday:@)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Cheers. Diane

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

To a beautiful Thursday! Cheers!

Rita said...

Sounds and looks pretty good for a healthy Thursday drink.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Mmmm, I'll bet it's delicious! Thank you!

The Food Hound said...

This sounds LOVELY and so chic! I love grapefruit juice in cocktails-- it goes so well with alcohol!

Anna's Table said...

Cheers! You would fit right into our beautiful city with its "joie de vivre" and renowned "5 à 7" ritual.

From the Kitchen said...

It must be 5 p.m. somewhere!!

Best,
Bonnie

The Japanese Redneck said...

Lovely color!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Loved the shot! ;)

TKW said...

Crying into my Pellegrino and bookmarking this for a future cocktail hour!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

It's snowing now. This cocktail cheers me up. And I didn't even need to drink it! Well, it is a bit too early now...

5 Star Foodie said...

A gorgeous lovely cocktail!

tasteofbeirut said...

sounds light, tasty and tangy!

Marguerite said...

A lovely, healthy cocktail! Love pomegranate juice and drink it everyday! Just need to add a little rum and grapefruit juice. :) Cheers!

Pam said...

Yum. My goal is to drink more cocktails this year! This will help!

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

You & your stunning coktails, Velva!

This one is a real beauty & a real tasty one too!

Yummie!

teresa said...

so bright and tangy, cheers!

A Canadian Foodie said...

YUM YUM YUM Velva! I saw the pic you tweeted and it was divine, too!
:)
Valerie

That Girl said...

You always have the best cocktails!

Hanna said...

definitely saving this one for the weekend! Thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks delicious!

Pierce said...

I'll be right over witha glass! Could I get a doggie bottle? haha

Michael Toa said...

Cheers. I want a glass too...

Jackie at Phamfatale.com said...

It looks like a perfect sweet and tart cocktail. Cheers :)

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

Cor! That looks great!
All we need is a lovely sunny day to go with it in the U.K (-;

Michelle J said...

Mmmmmm! And it's pretty too!

Chris said...

Where's a good sunset when you need one?

Cathy said...

I usually prefer white wine to a cocktail, but I would definitely make an exception in this case. Oh my, that looks delicious.

Verde Farm said...

Oh Velva, if you come to visit--we must have these!!! : )

Chow and Chatter said...

another wonderful cocktail and wow what a picture

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Sounds delicious! I'm usually a Chardonnay person but love a good cocktail on occasion. This one would certainly make for one of those occasions :)

buyffxivgil said...

Refreshing combo of grapefruit and pomogrante is sweet. Love the photo, makes me want to grab and drink it up.

UrMomCooks said...

Luv the citrus overtones... Perfect this time of year... Wishing I could reach thru the screen about now and take a sip!

Astra Libris said...

I love the philosophy of celebrating simply a beautiful Thursday! :-) Gorgeous!

Katerina said...

Now that Valentine's is on its way, this is a perfect way to begin a very romantic evening.

Pam said...

It sounds great! Cheers!

Emily said...

WOW, I am ready for one right now!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Summer in a glass! Perfect way to conjure summer

Barbara said...

I sure hope if I ever get over there to visit you, that you're going to serve me one of your killer cocktails, Velva!
This one is divine.

My Little Expat Kitchen said...

This has made me seriously thirsty! What a gorgeous looking cocktail! I could drink this right now. It's ok if it's Friday though, right? :)
Magda

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Long week (sigh). This is just what I need! Enjoy your weekend, Velva!

Joanne said...

Grapefruit AND pom? Hellagood.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Velva,
Yum! Gorgeous photo. I knew there was something special about Thursdays.

Carol

Vickie said...

Oh my word, Velva, this sounds so refreshing with the grapefruit juice. I love the idea of making a pomegranate syrup - yum!

Design Wine and Dine said...

And now...it's SATURDAY! Even better! YUM

Reeni said...

Luscious and delicious!

Raina said...

This is my kind of drink! Now all I need is a beach and some sun:) Can you send some up north and the drink too?...lol

LaDivaCucina said...

Dang, La Diva just LOVES a nice, tart cocktail! This sounds delish! Pom juice rocks, doesn't it? (By the way, Costco offers a pure pomegranate juice at less than $7 for a 64 oz. jug, cheaper than POM.)

Eliana said...

YUMMY! I could enjoy one (or two or three) of these every single day!

Kim said...

I love everything about this cocktail, Velva. The name of it, the color of it, and the fact that it calls for rum....my personal favorite.

Stevie said...

This drink sounds amazing! I really enjoy cocktails with grapefruit and adding pomegranate is s stunner! I want to make this sometime soon.

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