New Year’s is a time for reflection. Reflecting on where we were at this time last year, how far we’ve come, where we want to go from here… and cocktails. Right now we’re going to focus on cocktails.
We’ve been fortunate enough this year to have some amazing restaurants, like Richmond Station, make delicious cocktails with Sapsucker. It’s been such a pleasure to see truly gifted bartenders and mixologists take inspiration from our product. It also gave us the push that we needed to step outside of our comfort zone and do some experimenting of our own, which lead us to the Sapsucker Pompom.
Pomegranate provides the base for this cocktail, giving it a light and refreshing taste while adding a great splash of colour. We know pomegranates aren’t local, but they are in season at this time of the year and so we wanted to celebrate this delicious winter fruit while it’s in its prime. We also really enjoyed the velvety mouthfeel that the Sapsucker imparted, and the touch of sweetness without having to use sugar!
This is a great drink for the holidays, you can easily make a batch of the Sapsucker Pompom ahead of time, just pour over ice and garnish with pomegranate arils to serve. We suggest getting light pomegranate juice but if you can’t find that just thin it out with Sapsucker to taste. We also like it with rum, but feel free to experiment with vodka or even gin, we would love to hear about any modifications you try!
– 1/2 cup pomegranate juice, light
– 1 tbsp lime juice
– 1 oz white rum
– 1/2 cup Sapsucker Maple Water
– pomegranate arils, for garnish
In a glass combine all ingredients and add ice. Garnish with pomegranate arils. The arils will sink so putting them on top of the ice is a great way to show off their colour before they mix in with the cocktail.
Let us know what you think! We hope you had a great 2015 and we want to thank your for being a part of ours. Happy New Year’s!