Jalapeno Pomegranate Cocktail
This spicy and sweet sipper gives you a little fix of jalapeno flavor minus the heat. Start a couple of days ahead to flavor the vodka. —Melissa Rodriguez, Van Nuys, California
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + chilling
- 2 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
- 1-1/2 cups vodka
- 6 to 8 cups ice cubes
- 3 cups pomegranate juice
- 3 cups Italian blood orange soda, chilled
- Lime wedges
- For jalapeno vodka, place jalapenos and vodka in a glass jar or container. Refrigerate, covered, 2-3 days to allow flavors to blend. Strain before using.
- For each serving, fill cocktail shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add 3 oz. pomegranate juice and 1-1/2 oz. jalapeno vodka; cover and shake until condensation forms on outside of shaker, 10-15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass; top with 3 oz. soda. Serve with lime wedges.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 184 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as The Fuming Cupid Cocktail in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2018