Pomegranates have started appearing in the markets — and in cocktails, too. The ruby in this gem is PAMA, a pomegranate-flavored liqueur. It adds a tart edge to complement the sweetness of the elderflower liqueur and the refreshing coolness of the cucumber-flavored vodka.
The recipe is featured at Swig Martini Bar, 111 W. Crockett St., which recently redid its cocktail list to include a whole series of drinks as fresh and fun as this Cucumber Ruby.
1 ounce Pearl Cucumber Vodka
1/2 ounce PAMA Liqueur
1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Dash of simple syrup
Dash of lime juice
Cucumber wedge, garnish
Rim a chilled martini glass with salt and chili powder. In a shaker, combine vodka, liqueurs, lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into glass and garnish with a cucumber wedge.
Makes 1 cocktail.
From Swig Martini Bar