Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Guide Day 22 of 26: Perfect Pomegranate Old Fashioned with Jennifer Nelson

Happy Friday, y'all!

Jennifer Nelson is back today with a Pomegranate Old Fashioned, which I would totally drink if whiskey didn't make me barf.  Sorry, but everyone's got something they just don't drink.  I'll leave you all to your Old Fashioned-making while I sit over here with a champagne in one hand and pomegranate seeds in the other. Carry on, my friends.  Take it away, Jennifer!

Being more of a whiskey drinker myself, I had fun mixing up this pomegranate old fashioned. Choose a sturdy bourbon or rye, then dress it up with some orange bitters and a homemade pomegranate simple syrup. I make mine by diluting Al Wadi Pomegranate Molasses with a little hot water. While a traditional old fashioned is a little sweet, a pomegranate version leans to tart is a pretty to look at, too. And nothing says happy holidays better than a pretty and delicious drink. Cheers!

Pomegranate Old Fashioned

2 ounces Rittenhouse Rye, or substitute
.5 ounces pomegranate simple syrup (recipe above)
2 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6

Fill rocks glass with ice, and add ingredients. Using a cocktail spoon, stir until cold.

Garnish with an orange twist and a handful of pomegranate seeds.

Photo: This is not a #selfie. #latergram #peachesandherb

Jennifer Nelson is the General Manager of Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn. Her cocktails have been featured on The Cooking Channel, Gothamist and in numerous industry publications. Follow her on Twitter @jenniferjnelson and Instagram @pugnaciousspirit. Thank you, Jennifer! Mwah xoxo

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