My little sister is a little hungover today, so an attempt to coax her towards the hair of the dog method may be in order. Not only do I want to give her just enough alcohol to transform her back to her human self, I thought it might also be nice to give it a hint of healthy.
I had some POM Wonderful Pomegranate juice in the fridge and as we all know, pomegranate is a certified ‘superfood’. (if you don’t trust me on this, I’m sure you’ll take the all knowing Guardian’s word for it). This stuff is a little expensive depending on where you buy it, but it makes a delicious addition to pretty much anything with ice in it and its healthy so don’t be tight.
I happen to be lucky enough to have a super-hippy for a mother who rents an allotment generating an abundance of organic green things, so the mint I use in this recipe is 100% fresh and delicious – however if you don’t have my good fortune, try and buy UK grown cause it just tastes less back-of-a-truck-for-5-days-y. I’ll also go ahead and say that this would be way better with lime, but I only have lemons in and I’m the laziest person in the world so I’ll get what I’ve got, however if you’re gonna try this at home do as I say not as I do and get off your arse to go to the corner shop for a lime.
The best thing about this cocktail is it will work with literally any clear spirit you have, I’m using vodka but thats just because I had some left over – extremely rare stroke of luck. You can also of course skip the alcohol if you’re one of those people and turn it in to a kid friendly soft drink.
1 slice lime (or lemon if you like the look of the picture)
A few mint leaves
4 ice cubes (if you have crushed ice use that)
1 measure vodka (can be sub’d with any clear alcohol)
2 measures pomegranate juice
1 little can tonic water (or enough bottled to take you to the top of the glass)
- Pop the ice cubes in to your “i’m drinking a sophisticated drink” glass and chuck the lime and mint in there too.
- Pour the vodka in (this measure can be doubled if you’re having a bad day.. or a good day) followed by the pomegranate juice then bring this baby alive with the fizzy tonic water.
- Stir it all together to get the different liquids friendly with each other (I used the knife I cut the lemons with to do this, don’t do that it’s dangerous, find a spoon or a chopstick or something).
- If you have those little black straws they have at bars, now is the time to use them.
- Enjoy, you deserve it
One of these will provide you with 150 calories, 98 without the vodka. But its the weekend so it doesn’t count, forget I even mentioned it.
Your track recommendation for this recipe is my new favourite for Summer: Busy Earnin’ – Jungle.
If you have hangover cures of your own to share, please do so in the comments.
tip – keep grapes in the freezer, they’re an awesome substitute for ice cubes that won’t water your alcohol down and will look amazing in a fruity cocktail
Thanks for reading! x