Let’s Get Blitzen: Cocktail Advent Calendar – Day 22 – Pom Pom Garland. We’re nearly at the end of the 2020 edition, Christmas is nearly upon us, and somehow this is the first appearance of pomegranate juice thus far.
The Pom Pom Garland is a vodka drink reminiscent of the Cosmo – made infamous by Sex and the City.
It’s an easy-drinking seasonal sipper for anyone who doesn’t like anything too spirited, this cocktail is juicy and fresh. Just don’t drink it while wearing white.
I’ve had fairly good fortune to date when wearing white (knock on wood). I donned an elegant winter white sheath dress to my book club Christmas party last year and was even brave enough to drink red wine, no issues. Maybe I’ll live on the wild side and wear that same dress on virtual happy hour tonight as I shake up this cocktail.
I did once attend a wedding and as I attempted to saw through my rubber prime rib with inadequate knifewear, managed to pull the entire slab of meat onto my silk dress. I felt like Carrie – a bloody mess.
Luckily I lived only minutes away from the banquet hall and went home for a quick wardrobe change before the dancing started.
My worst Christmas food or drink-related gaffe was the time I spent an entire afternoon hand-slicing and assembling a dish of scalloped potatoes, only to drop it onto the floor while passing it around the table. The dog enjoyed the spoils of my efforts.
Another food fail, although not spill-related, was in 2009 when I tried to make Potato Soufflé and they collapsed shortly after coming out of the oven. I still think about that. I should probably consider therapy if a potato fail from more than a decade ago is keeping me up at night.
What’s been your biggest holiday food or drink fail? Tell me in the comments below!
Pom Pom Garland
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz pomegranate juice
- ½ oz lime juice
- Garnish: lime wheel
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake over ice until well-chilled.
Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with spent lime wheel.