Can we talk? It’s Friday, but it feels like three days ago should have been Friday. You know? There is 11″ of snow in the forecast and Saturday morning’s wind chill is supposed to be -35. MINUS THIRTY FIVE DEGREES. Let that sink in. I’ll wait.
Tonight, though, is family movie night. Kevin McCallister will be brilliantly foiling the Wet Bandits at every turn as they repeatedly try to break into his house. Meanwhile, his family tries (and except for his mom, they are not trying that hard, if we are being honest) to reunite with him back in the suburbs of Chicago.
There will likely be Thai takeout and decorating of gingerbread cookies and my grandma’s Chex Mix.
And then there will be a cocktail. It’s Friday night after all. A simple glass of red isn’t going to cut it.
Fun background note: Recently my friend Mimi and I were playing paddle (It’s like a shorter game of tennis/raquetball played outside in the winter) and I commented that she had a crazy good return shot that I dubbed “The Mimi Zinger”. Then we decided that sounded like the perfect name for a cocktail. I told her I would come up with a cocktail named after her and she requested it have pomegranate juice in it. I think this is a good fit.
If I can get to the store in the blizzard that I will buy the ingredients for this twist on a Moscow Mule (which is one of my all time favorite cocktails. I even have the copper mugs). Then we will settle in and hunker down until tomorrow morning.
Pomegranate Moscow Mule (i.e.: The Mimi Zinger)
- 2 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. pomegranate juice UPDATE: a bottle of pure pomegranate juice cost $11 at Whole Foods so I bought cranberry pomegranate blend for $4 and it was delicious!
- 1 tbsp. pomegranate seeds (optional)
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 1/2 c. ice
- ginger beer
- In a cocktail glass stir together vodka, pomegranate juice, pomegranate seeds, tbsp. lime juice, honey, and ice.
- Top off with ginger beer (I like Reed’s, which I buy at Whole Foods)
*Adapted from a recipe retrieved from Delish.com
Have a favorite cocktail recipe to share with me? Please leave it in the comments!
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