Celebrate good times with this pomegranate gin and tonic. Like birthdays and such. Birthdays that perhaps land on the 19th.

And today just might be mine. So we’re drinking.

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Typically I don’t announce “heyyyy it’s my birrrrthday!” well not on my blog anyway, and I also don’t typically post adult bevys here either. Why is that? Maybe I’d like you to believe that I never age and maybe I prefer to keep my mid-day drinking to myself? JOKING. I really don’t know why this blog barely has a page of drinks… I should definitely work on that. Duly noted.

I’d also like to point out it’s been over 10 days and my basil plant is thriving in a vase on my counter.

Now let’s drink. And try not to laugh at my exploding ice cube tray.

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So there I was meandering down the liquor isle and out of the corner of my eye I spied this dark green bottle with that wannabe wax stamped on it. So I bought it. I’m a total sucker for good packaging. After seeing the bottle of gin I vividly remember that gin and tonics were/are still my mom’s drink of choice next to a glass of red wine. She doesn’t drink much but I remember being little seeing her on Thanksgiving or Christmas stirring her gin and tonic with a gold sparkly swizzle stick. Wait, are they still called swizzle sticks? Yup, they sure are… I just Googled it. Anyway, I remember wanting a sip so badly because it looked so refreshing and I loved the sound of the ice cubes clanking around all those the fizzy bubbles.

Suddenly SO thirsty over here.

Memories had me feeling a little nostalgic and because my 34th birthday was looming…  I comforted myself and made cocktails.

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So I got started early in the morning. No, not the drinking part but the ice cube making part. I poured a little tonic (sparkling water is pictured but that’s because I thought I had an extra Schwepp’s in our fridge downstairs, I was wrong so please forgive.) into each slot and froze them on a small sheet pan in the freezer for a few hours… until happy hour approached.

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Drop a few of those tonic cubes into each glass.

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Each glass gets 2 ounces of the dry gin.

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Then pour 4 ounces of tonic into both.

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Lastly top each glass off with pomegranate juice.

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Insert swizzle sticks or in my case paper straws. Note to self: buy swizzle sticks {or swipe them from my mom}.

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And sip. Awh-wait. I almost forgot one key ingredient.

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Zee lime. Gin and tonics require a squeeze of fresh lime to be complete, it’s an absolute MUST and plus it totally works with the pomegranate.

Cheers! I hope you love this Pomegranate Gin and Tonic as much as I do!

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Happy Friday.

Happy Birthday.

Happy Hour.

Enjoy! And if you give this Pomegranate Gin and Tonic recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Pomegranate Gin & Tonic
Yield: 2 beverages

Pomegranate Gin & Tonic

Classic gin and tonic with a pomegranate splash.

Prep Time 4 hours
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces dry gin, divided
  • 8 ounces tonic water, plus more for ice cubes
  • pomegranate juice
  • lime wedges
  • swizzle sticks (optional 😉)

Instructions

  1. Pour tonic water into ice cube trays and freezer for 4 hours.
  2. Drop ice cubes into glasses, top with 2 ounces of gin each, 4 ounces of tonic water and a splash {or two} of Pomegranate juice.
  3. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime and sip responsibly.
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