This cranberry pomegranate cosmopolitan cocktail is refreshing, easy and perfect for a party.
Doesn’t everyone love a cocktail party? Yeah, I thought you all might. Wine, prosecco, beers and cider are all great when you have friends over, but… cocktails. Going to the extra effort of making cocktails for friends makes everyone feel a bit special, doesn’t it?
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be faffing in the kitchen while everyone is chatting and partying. Nooooo… I don’t want to be doing that. I have a big drinks dispenser that’s great to fill up in advance so everyone can just help themselves. Shortcuts, yes, I’m all about shortcuts.
But still, cocktails can be a bit of a faff, can’t they? For this cranberry pomegranate cosmopolitan, I’ve used a pre-mixed juice: Feel Good cranberry, pomegranate and water drink. It has no added sugar and is just 100% natural fruit and water. I like them because they don’t have that cloying sweetness that some pre-mixed juice drinks have. Just yummy juiciness.
- 100ml (4oz) cranberry pomegranate juice (or half cranberry and half pomegranate juices)
- 1 shot vodka
- 1 shot orange liqueur (I used Cointreau)
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- handful of ice
- Pomegranate seeds
- Add all ingredients, except the pomegranate seeds, to a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a glass and serve with the pomegranate seeds floating in the glass (they will slowly sink).
Feel Good Drinks sent me all sorts of lovely goodies to use for a party, so… I decided to throw my kids a mocktail party. That’s not bad parenting, is it? Questionable, maybe. But never mind. What six-year-old doesn’t need some flair bartending skills in his arsenal of knowledge alongside lego architecture and dinosaur facts. I made myself a few of these cranberry pomegranate cosmopolitan cocktails and let the kids loose mixing juices. They loved the photo booth props and decorated the house with balloons – having a brilliant random Sunday afternoon party. Random Sunday afternoon parties for no particular reason make childhood magical. Bring on the Cosmos!
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Disclosure: This Cranberry Pomegranate Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe was commissioned by Feel Good Drinks. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to mess up my kitchen and write the Veggie Desserts blog.