Valentine’s Day Pomegranate Fling

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Though we adore so many amazing restaurants in San Luis Obispo, sometimes you just have to beat the crowds and keep things low key at home.  However, low key does not have to mean lame!  Instead, take the time to add some personal touches for your sweetheart and make the night special.  Make an hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail to set the mood before dinner.  It will kick things up a notch and make the evening feel special.  Special can still be simple peeps, just check out this precious little gem!
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1 pomegranate, seeded (you use 1 shot of the fresh juice) *

1/2 lime, juiced

1 cup club soda plus more for topping off

1 shot of gin

*You can easily use Pom pomegranate juice if you want to skip a step!

pomegranate brandy cocktail_0001Place your pomegranate seeds in a blender or processor along with the juice of 1/2 a lime and 1 cup of club soda (reserve some of the seeds for garnish later).pomegranate brandy cocktail_0002Pulvarize!  Then, use a strainer to sift out all those seed cores.pomegranate brandy cocktail_0003Pour one shot glass of the fresh juice over ice (if you want to skip the pulverizing, you can always use Pom pomegranate juice, it’s fresh and easy).pomegranate brandy cocktail_0004Now add 1 shot of gin.pomegranate brandy cocktail_0005Top off with more club soda.pomegranate brandy cocktail_0006I adore the look of floating pomegranate seeds in my cocktail.  They look like little rubies and they give such a fun burst in my mouth!pomegranate brandy cocktail_0007pomegranate brandy cocktail_0008Give her a mix and get ready to enjoy the freshness!pomegranate brandy cocktail_0009pomegranate brandy cocktail_0010pomegranate brandy cocktail_0011pomegranate brandy cocktail_0012pomegranate brandy cocktail_0013Cheers to all you lovely Valentine’s out there!!