I mentioned that a few weeks ago, that we attended a holiday cocktail exchange party with some of Dan's coworkers. The best part is that not only did we leave with a complete set of ingredients to make a new signature cocktail, we also were inspired by the other creative concoctions people shared. One of which was a twist on an old-fashioned known as a Ward 8 cocktail, which uses citrus and pomegranate juice. I knew right away that this would be the perfect drink to serve up on Christmas Eve, but I wanted to use ingredients that we had on hand, thus resulting in what I call the "New" Old Fashioned! The perfect drink to get you rockin' around the Christmas tree!
2 oz. Slow & Low Rye Whiskey Liquor
Juice from 1/2 each lemon, lime, and orange
1/2 oz. pomegranate syrup*
In a shaker, combine 1/2 oz. simple syrup and 1tbsp pomegranate seeds. Muddle seeds well. Add fresh squeezed citrus. Add 2 oz. Slow & Low with ice. Sake well. Strain over ice. Pomegranate seeds to garnish.
Eat, Drink, and have a very Merry Christmas!