Disclosure: I received a copy of Paris Cocktails and a bottle of Citadelle Gin to facilitate my review and create my cocktail recipe. No other compensation was received. All opinions, as well as the recipe shared, is my own.
Celebrate the season with this Orange Pomegranate Gin Cocktail…winter fruits combine with Citadelle gin for the perfect holiday cocktail!
Orange Pomegranate Gin Cocktail
Before I share my gin cocktail with you all, I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the people of France. I am so very sad. When terrible tragedies like this happen, it puts the little things in life in perspective. I don’t even have the words to convey what I am feeling…and I know it is much worse for those that are there. But my heart aches for the French people.
I recently had the opportunity to preview Paris Cocktails by Doni Belau, a book of over 100 cocktail recipes that is quickly becoming a go-to book for our get togethers with friends. If you are planning to host this holiday season, this book is a must-have! Not only will you find a vast and wonderful selection of drink recipes, it also includes serving (and even menu) suggestions to go along with your selection, taking the guesswork out of planning the perfect party!
When I started working with the Citadelle Gin I was sent, I will admit feeling a little nervous about creating a holiday cocktail with a liquor that I have never considered a favorite. I’ve always been more of a vodka girl. After taste testing several variations, and deciding on a very special winter cocktail to share with you here today, I can honestly say I am a gin convert. Don’t be surprised if you see more gin cocktails on the blog here!
For those of you who are gin newbies, gin draws its predominant flavor from juniper berries. In addition to juniper berries, Citadelle Gin also includes 18 other botanicals, which are individually cold-infused (much like the process of cold pressing olives for oil). The process by which Citadelle Gin is made is quite fascinating. Unlike other gin distilleries, they small batch distill over an open flame (otherwise known as naked flame distillation), which gives Citadelle a unique texture and mouthfeel.
Now for our Orange Pomegranate Gin Cocktail recipe! I’m actually entering this gin cocktail recipe in the Girls Guide to Paris’ contest! I’d love it if you could help me by sharing as well!
- Ice cubes, rinsed
- 1 oz Citadelle Gin
- ½ oz orange juice
- ½ oz pomegranate liqueur
- Orange slice
- Pomegranate seeds
- Fill glass with ice cubes. If using ice cubes from your freezer, rinse first.
- Add gin and orange juice to glass. Fill glass almost to the top with Prosecco.
- Top with ½ oz of pomegranate liqueur.
- Garnish with an orange slice and pomegranate seeds
If you're using ice cubes from your freezer, rinse them first to get rid of any possible aftertaste from your freezer.
If you want to shine your glasses up a little for your holiday party, rub a little seltzer on them with a clean cloth. It'll make them sparkle!
Want to be the hostess with the mostess this year? Get your own copy of Paris Cocktails! When you purchase your copy directly from the Girls’ Guide to Paris website, you’ll receive a discounted book price of $17.95 (10% off retail price), receive a free 80 page e-guide book, EAT in Paris ($10.95 value), and you will also be ensuring the author gets a share of the proceeds.
Paris Cocktails author Doni Belau will be touring the US, France and the UK talking about her book, mixing drinks and sharing stories of the exploding Paris cocktails scene. She’ll be pouring cocktails utilizing French spirits: Citadelle Gin, Bastille Whisky and Dragon Vodka. Visit the website for the current event listings. The event taking place this coming Friday, November 20, will be a fundraiser in honor of the Paris attacks with a portion of the proceeds going to the French Red Cross. For more information regarding the fundraiser, click HERE.