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Pomegranate Cocktail

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)

  1. Pop the ice cubes in to your “i’m drinking a sophisticated drink” glass and chuck the lime and mint in there too.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. If you have those little black straws they have at bars, now is the time to use them.
  5. 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


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