Ring in the New Year with a sweet and bubbly Pomegranate Champagne Moscow Mule!
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Yes, I’ve been super absent these last few months. Sorry, friends. As it does so often, life has gotten in the way of blogging. Fortunately, it’s been for very positive reasons.
At the risk of sounding like Taylor Swift (sorry, guys), 2017 has been a pretty great year. Yes, I know that most of the year has been trash, and that the world is a dumpster fire… but things have been good from a personal standpoint.
In addition to us having our health, jobs, family, friends, and all of that standard (but super important!) good stuff, there have been other important developments. My career development award was funded in August, I was promoted to Assistant Professor in October, and we bought our first house later that same month. All in all, life is treating us very well. Stay tuned for photos of our incredible new kitchen!
Though things have been crazy and busy, I wanted to close out things out with a delicious and bubbly cocktail that is perfect for ringing in the new year. Pomegranate juice provides color and sweetness (plus antioxidants!), ginger beer and lime lend a bit of bite, and champagne makes things extra bubbly. You won’t regret toasting the new year with this pretty cocktail.
Looking for more riffs on the Moscow Mule? Check out the Old Kentucky Mule, Caramel Apple Moscow Mule, Cranberry Vanilla Moscow Mule, and a slight variation on the original Moscow Mule.
You’ll need (makes 1 cocktail):
- 1.5 oz plain vodka
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- 2 oz champagne/sparkling wine
- 3 oz ginger beer
- juice of 1/2 lime
- pomegranate arils and lime wedge, for garnish (optional)
Pour vodka, pomegranate juice, bubbly, ginger beer, and lime juice over ice and stir to combine. Garnish with pomegranate arils and a lime wedge if you’re feeling fancy.
Toast and sip!
Note: If you’d like a sweeter cocktail, you can decrease the amount of ginger beer and increase the amount of pomegranate juice.
I hope you all have a safe and very happy new year’s celebration. See you in 2018!