Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pomegranate Lime Cosmos

I'm so excited to be posting today. And not just because I'm posting a cocktail, ha ha. Today's post is brought to you by my Christmas present! 

No, I didn't get a bottle of vodka or a pomegranate for Christmas. I besieged my family for Amazon gift cards for Christmas, all so I could pool them together and buy myself something I would use for years to come. Any guesses?

All right, here it is-

I got a new lens for my camera :-)

Here's the status of my camera- As most of you know, this is a small blog. A very, very, very small blog. I don't advertise, and I don't make money off the blog. It's strictly my hobby. Therefore, it makes sense that I don't sink a lot of money into my blog. Maybe if it were my job it would make sense to invest. Right now, it just doesn't. That doesn't mean I don't crave awesome equipment, though. It doesn't stop me from wishing my camera was better, or that my lens had a better range, or even that my lens captured better light. Because trust me, I do. About a year and a half ago, I invested in a small artificial light for my photo shoots, and I've been pleased as punch. I love that light. It's the best thing that's happened to my food photography. But, since I have a basic camera, I had 2 starter lenses to work with, and that was it. The hubby can't believe how good I got with my 2 starter lenses, but I'd traveled as far as I could go with them. They simply had limitations that I could do nothing about.

Enter the 60mm.

I'm in love with my new lens. LOVE! I told the hubby that I didn't know how to describe it, but this lens just seems to have more... er... range? It's designed perfectly to take in a wide shot while easily blurring out the background. 

Case in point- beverages. In the past, I haven't done a ton of beverages because my lens had difficulties taking in the whole glass. It just wasn't designed for such a close-up of a long object. But now, just look at that glass! 

Bevvies, here I come! Cocktails, mocktails, smoothies, milkshakes, parfaits, trifles, and more! I can't wait! In the meantime though, let's talk about Pomegranate Lime Cosmos-

Oh, by the way, this is my bucket of shot glasses. I recently got it down from the teep-top of my kitchen cupboards. Because, you know, the hubby and I don't really do many shots anymore. Anyhoo, I retrieved it to make jello shots for the Oregon Bowl Game (grrrrr) and was shocked, shocked I tell you, to discover I have no University of Oregon shot glasses. How the heck did that happen? A situation that must be remedied soon!

So I chose a plain shot glass. I guess I could have used my Steeler's one :-)

Here's what else you are going to need for this lip-smackin' cocktail (another one of those superlatives, ha ha)-

Pomegranate juice
Lemon-lime soda
Orange liqueur
Pomegranate arils (optional, but oh-so fun!)

I combined all ingredients (minus the soda!) in my shaker. Give it a nice little shake, shake. Then open the shaker and take in the lovely aroma that bursts forth. Yum! Add a splash of soda to the shaker, stir, and then pour the cocktail over ice.

And here's a reason to use those Pomegranate arils- they are soooooo good for you! Check out some of the advantages of Pomegranate here:

I added about a tablespoon of arils to both cups. Because it looks pretty, it's fun, and gosh darnit, I just wanted to!

I had great fun creating this cocktail. Indeed, the hubby got home from work to find the wife a little silly :-}

Cocktails. One of my favorite things to make for the blog, ha ha. 

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Ingredients (makes 2 tall cocktails or 3 short cocktails):

2 ounces vodka
3 ounces pomegranate juice
1 ounce orange liqueur
1/2 tbsp lime juice
splash of lemon-lime soda
garnish- pomegranate arils, lime wedges (optional)


1. Combine vodka, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice in an ice-filled shaker. Place lid on shaker, and give it a good shake.
2. Remove lid, and pour splash of lemon-lime soda into shaker. Stir with a long spoon.
3. Fill 2 short glasses with ice. Spoon 1 tbsp pomegranate arils into each glass. Pour cocktail over ice. Garnish glasses with a lime wedge. Serve immediately!

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  1. Congrats on your new lens. I can feel your excitement through your post.

    I have save this drink recipe, as it sounds like a very good one. A switch off from margaritas which is my favorite.

    I bought some of Not your Father's root beer and love it. My BIL loved it too.

    Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

    1. Thank you FlowerLady! Yes, I'm super excited about the new lens. I couldn't wait to after posting yesterday to tell my parents to check it out, LOL.

      Margaritas are one of my favorites too! But I agree, this is a nice switch-up. A very tasty colorful drink :) I'm glad you liked the hard root beer, I tend to keep a couple of bottles on hand now for the novelty.

      Have a great day FlowerLady!

  2. This looks delicious, I cannot wait until I can enjoy a cocktail once again (due in March!)- pinning to try then!

    1. Congrats! You are so close, not too much longer now! :-) That being said, yes, I hope you do get to try this in March, super yummy! Have a great day Jessy!

  3. Congrats on the new lens! The pictures look great - cheers to you, with a delicious pomegranate lime cosmos! Pinning and tweeting to share! Thanks for linking up with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    1. Thank you! I'm really please with the lens, very happy I made that my Christmas present this year :-) Have a great day Laurie!

  4. I always look forward to seeing what you've shared at Snickerdoodle Sunday. This cosmo and your delicious desserts you shared this week all look wonderful. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks so much for partying with us!

    1. Thank you Beverly! I do think this would make a perfect Valentine's cocktail. The colors are spot on! Thanks for stopping by, have a great day! :-)


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