HELLO WEEKEND! HELLO SUMMER! Wahoo the kids are out of school! This last week (and it wasn't even a full week) of school has had me busier than a you-know-what.
I am really looking forward to this summer, it will be busy but that is a good thing. I really hope to have a barbecue or two this summer and with barbecues come great food and great drinks.
When I have a cookout I like to have the old fashioned root beer & orange cokes for the kids and sometimes I make this super easy punch. The guys seem to prefer beer and I usually throw in some of the Mike's Hard Lemonades. I really like the cranberry or the pomegranate but the pomegranate is hard for me to find.
I decided to step out of my normal cocktail routine and try something new. I stood in the kitchen looking at what I had to work with, a bottle of wine and a bottle of Scotch. I did a little internet research on drinks made with Scotch. What I found was that true lovers of Scotch seem to view it sinful to make cocktails instead of drinking it straight. I prove this later as I have my husband taste my fruity concoction.
On occasion, I take a sip of Scotch but I can't say that it is something I ever like. I decided to try a Scotch whiskey sour made a little sweeter with some pomegranate juice.
Results: I loved it. I was actually surprised how much I liked it. I'm pretty sure I had never had a whiskey sour before. It really reminded me of the hard lemonades that I love to drink (even though I think they are made from malt liquor). My husband thought I had totally ruined the Scotch. Theory proven.
The POM Whiskey Sour has the same tart-sweet combination that I love in margaritas. It was super simple to make, which is good because I tend to shy away from cocktails that have 12 steps or require simple syrups or 15 ingredients. I am kind of lazy that way. The only thing missing was a tiny umbrella!
POM Whiskey Sours
Yield: 2 cocktails
- 1 whole lemon, plus additional slices for garnish
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons POM pomegranate juice
- 2 shots Scotch whiskey
- 12 oz Sprite or club soda
Add ice cubes to two old fashioned glasses.
Cut lemon and half, juice each half and pour into glasses.
Add 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon POM juice, and one shot of Scotch to each glass. Top with Sprite or club soda, stirring well.
Garnish with lemon slices.
A great euphonious in every box