Fabulous Festive Friday Cosmo Cocktail

This could become one of my new favorites , it requires a little work , but well worth it!!!

Not only is this drink tasty, low in calories but it has a little hint of health mixed in…what more could I ask for.

Nutritional info at the bottom, ¬†a first for me an alcoholic drink with Nutritional info attached ūüôā

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Make the base for these pomegranate cosmopolitans ahead of time and shake individual cocktails ‚Äúto order.‚ÄĚ Or for individual drinks, combine 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) each pomegranate juice and vodka, 4 teaspoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon Cointreau, 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger juice and 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 1/4 cups vodka
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 3/4 cup Cointreau, or Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup ginger juice, (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, preferably superfine ‚Äúbar sugar,‚ÄĚ plus more for the rims
  • Strips of lime zest, for garnish

PREPARATION

  1. Mix pomegranate juice, vodka, lime juice, Cointreau (or Grand Marnier), ginger juice and sugar in a large pitcher.
  2. For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add 1/2 cup Cosmo mix, and shake until the shaker turns frosty and cold. Dip the rim of a martini (or highball) glass into water and then in sugar (to ‚Äúsugar the rim‚ÄĚ). Strain the drink into the martini glass (or over fresh ice in the highball glass). Garnish with a twist of lime zest, if desired.

TIPS & NOTES

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
  • Note:¬†We use bottled ginger juice (pressed ginger root) to add the taste of fresh ginger without the work of mincing or grating. Use it to flavor drinks, stir-fries, marinades or anywhere you’d use fresh ginger. Find it in specialty stores or online at gingerpeople.com.

NUTRITION

Per serving: 188 calories; 0 g fat ( 0 g sat , 0 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 4 mg sodium; 107 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

http://www.eatingwell.com

 

My sisters Tea

whole lemon and ginger tea with honey

(Photo credit: sweetbeetandgreenbean)

My sister¬†made up a concoction¬†yesterday with ginger,orange and lemon.¬† It’s really simple, she didn’t give me quantities¬†but she’d made enough for approximately¬†4 cups , it was really good and the ginger flavor really came out in this tea.

This tea is a great way to detox . Ginger soothes the stomach, reduces inflammation, and increases circulation. Lemon is an antioxidant and an excellent source of vitamin C. Honey is a natural anti-bacterial and immunity booster. Perfect for the upcoming flu season or any time.

  • 4¬†cup hot water
  • 1¬†ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 a lemon sliced
  • 1/2 orange sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey (or agave if you prefer)

Boil water first.

Then add peeled ginger and lemon simmer for about 20 minutes.

Then drizzle in the honey.

This one is good warm as well and packed with antioxidants

Winter Orange Pomegranate Tea

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 navel orange, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 inches stick cinnamon, broken
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 orange-flavored or black tea bags (decaffeinated, if you like)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 -3 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 orange wedges or chunks
  • 6 lime wedges or chunks
  • 6 6-inch wooden skewers
  • Ice cubes
In a medium saucepan, combine water, orange slices, cinnamon and cloves. Bring just to boiling; remove from heat. Add tea bags. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags; discard. Strain tea mixture through a fine mesh strainer; discard orange slices and spices.

In a glass pitcher, combine strained tea mixture, orange juice, pomegranate juice and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

To serve:Place 2 orange wedges and 1 lime wedge onto each skewer. Serve tea in glasses filled with ice cubes. Add fruit skewers to each glass.