Although I do not typically advocate hard alcohol consumption, there are (only a few) exceptions! This cocktail is super tasty, especially for special occasions and celebrations, but you simply cannot skimp on the fresh juice…do NOT purchase commerically-produced juice…go for the real deal here. You won’t be sorry!
1 oz vodka (or naturally-flavored citrus vodka, if you have it)
1/2 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
3 oz fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice (4-5 pomegranates)
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice, for garnish
lemon slice, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Add ice so that the shaker is about a third full (ice plus ingredients).
Shake for 20 seconds.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Squeeze a couple of drops from the lemon slice into the glass, then garnish the side of the cocktail glass with the slice of lemon.