Our Pom Cherry Whiskey cocktail is a mix of Pomegranate, Cherry, and a little whiskey and swirled together with a secret ingredient. This whimsical drink is great for a nightcap, or an impressive way to wow your party guests. Either way, this refreshing whiskey drink is one to add to your cocktail menu bucket list. Can you guess what the secret ingredient is?
There is something to be said about discovering one’s passion and doin’ one’s thang. For me, my eureka moment crystallized about two years ago. I was working in the tech industry for a big contractor and on the road a lot. Unfortunately, it wasn’t unusual for me to be on the road for weeks at a time and working out of state mostly. Yes, the money was fantastic, but I missed out on so much, mainly important stuff like time spent with my wife and kids. Homey was homesick, much like E.T. and phoning home wasn’t cutting it. Not even a Lil’ bit.
The backstory is two years ago in the spring my wife got sick, and I took time off from work to take care of her and our young boys. While I was home, she put me to work helping out with her blogs. At some point, my wife was in need of a recipe and offhandedly she said, “Why don’t you make something for me…” And so it began.
Long story short, I never returned to work. I had a lot of PTO saved up and with FMLA I was able to stay home for a considerable and take care of the Mrs. It wasn’t long before I put in the two weeks notice and have never looked back. I am finally really enjoy doing my job. I no longer dread getting up in morning wishing I was someplace else. There is infinite value in doing what you love, and like the saying goes, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
I have always been creative, and I enjoy cooking for friends and family a lot. Recently, I have discovered a love of creating new and interesting cocktails. For me, this is the best job ever!
Okay, let’s talk about this cocktail. A few years ago I got into bourbon whiskey and have enjoyed discovering the various bourbon extractions form distilleries all over the country. My wife picked up a brown bottle from the Traverse City Whiskey Co. when she vistited Pestoskey a few years ago. So, here is what I did with this bottle of pretty good whiskey. I added some pomegranate juice, a bit of Marachinso cherry juice, simple syrup, whiskey and rose lemonade soda (secret ingredient). And garnished the whole beautiful thing with a whole cherry with a carefree scatter of pomegranate seeds. Not too bad, huh?
Tell me, what are your passions? What brings you joy and blows your hair back? I love reading the comments from all of the guys and gals. I really do, it’s my secret joy.
Pom Cherry + Whiskey Cocktail
- 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
- 1/2 oz Maraschino cherry juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz bourbon whiskey
- 3 oz rose lemonade
- whole stem cherry
- pomegranate seeds
- In a cocktail shaker add pomegranate juice, Maraschino cherry juice, simple syrup, bourbon whiskey, rose lemonade, and top with ice.
- Using a long-handled cocktail spoon stir the contents vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a prepared glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with a stemmed cherry, a wedge of pomegranate, and pomegranate seeds.
Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive