Many a Saturday morning coffee with Ericka ends with a leisurely stroll through Sur La Table.
Prior to one of the more recent Sur La Table excursions with Ericka, I had just received a case of POM Wonderful, 100% Pomegranate Juice in the mail. While browsing through the store a book stopped me in my tracks.
I LOVE tequila.
My favorite tequila is Sauza Hornitos Reposado. (just typing that makes me think "mmmmmm")
Look at that curvy sexy bottle with the agave catcus at the top....
A quick thumb through, in the middle of the book on page 56... a tequila cocktail that calls for pomegranate juice! And it wasn't a Margarita!
Not that I don't LOVE Pomegranate Margaritas! I absolutely DO love them. But, I already made one. Remember?
It was a sign. I had to buy that book!
Unfortunately, I think that was the weekend that I ended up with H1N1. UGH!
I didn't have it bad, but that cough hung on for about 3 weeks. Feeling yucky, not really into the alcohol, know what I mean?
But last week, I finally started feeling more myself. Plus I had purchased some rosemary for the Roasted Rosemary Butternut Squash Penne. I finally decided.
It was time!
1 fresh rosemary sprig
1/2 oz agave nectar
1 1/2 oz reposado tequila
2 oz pomegranate juice
Pull 10 - 12 needles from the bottom of the rosemary sprig and put them in a cocktail shaker. Add agave nectar, tequila and pomegranate juice and muddle.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into high ball glass with fresh ice. Garnish with the rosemary sprig.
(yeah... time for a new bottle of tequila!)
I really enjoyed this drink. Jon and I both thought the rosemary was very subtle.
I think next time I'd muddle more rosemary needles with agave nectar and let them rest for awhile to add a little more rosemary flavor. Oh yes... there will be a next time!
This drinks rocks!!
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