Pomegranate Tarragon Caipiroska

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Pomegranate Tarragon Caipiroska // www.acozykitchen.com

This lil’ drink recipe was inspired by the super goth dahlias that are currently chilling in a vase on my nightstand. Their deep dark purple hue makes me excited for this month. It’s gettin’ all fall-like up in my house.

This week I have downright earned my weekend. There have been a few allergy attacks, lots of emails, a parking ticket, one vet visit for Amelia which ended in her wearing a cone (she can no longer bear corgi children, but she’s a-ok!) and more emails. I’m gonna need a drink come 5pm. Maybe sooner. One of my favorite drinks in the world is a caipirinha. I’d categorize it as a Brazilian mojito, but made with cachaca. It’s usually what I order when I’m back home in Florida. It’s a beach-day drink. This drinks is its weird, goth-y cousin who no one understands…made with vodka.

Pomegranate Tarragon Caprioska

Pomegranate Tarragon Caprioska

I drink pomegranate juice year around. I love it. I actually love it even more when I mix it with a bit of iced green tea. I get weird with it!

I also can’t even imagine whose job it is to juice those teeny tiny pomegranate seeds. I’m glad that’s not my job, I just know I’d be terrible at it.

The pomegranate and tarragon are a winner together. I love the anise-y notes with the tart and fruity pomegranate. The lime juice adds a nice freshness and the sparkling water makes your nose tingle a bit. It’s refreshing with fall flavors. I dig it.

Pomegranate Tarragon Caprioska

Pomegranate Tarragon Caprioska

Print this recipe!

1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2-3 sprigs Tarragon leaves, plus more for garnish
4 fluid ounces lime juice (from about 5 limes) 1
Stolichayna vodka
16 fluid ounces pomegranate juice
Sparkling water

1. To a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat over medium-low until sugar has dissolved. Add the sprigs of tarragon and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the tarragon to steep for 10 minutes. Strain, discarding the tarragon and set aside.

2. To assemble a cocktail, fill a glass with ice. Pour in 1 ounce of the tarragon simple syrup (2 tablespoons), 1 ounce lime juice, 1.5 fluid ounces vodka, 4 ounces pomegranate juice and top with a splash of sparkling water. Stir and adjust alcohol to your taste. (I’m admittedly a wuss and like my drinks a bit weak.) Garnish with a sprig of tarragon. Repeat the drink-making process until you’ve made all four. Serve immediately.

(This drink would be awesome for a lil’ Halloween shindig. Invite your guests to join on RecApp by Stoli (their new app) to capture all of your party pics. This is a sponsored post from Stolichnaya. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep A Cozy Kitchen cozy.

(Savor Stoli Responsibly. STOLICHNAYA® Premium Vodka. 40%
Alc/Vol. Distilled from grain. William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY. ©
2013 Spirits International, B.V.)

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buy painting canvas October 11, 2013 at 1:12 am

what a nice drink!!! thanks for the recipe!!

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Belinda @themoonblushbaker October 11, 2013 at 3:15 am

When think of pomegranates, I just think about the amount of mess that must come from juice splatter at getting the seeds out!
So unique I might just have to give it ago for Friday drinks

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Adrianna Adarme October 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

The more I thought about it the more it made sense to me that a machine does it. Machines do everything nowadays. ;)

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Ali @ Inspiralized October 11, 2013 at 6:09 am

This is a beautiful drink! Definitely remaking for my next party.

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Amanda Scapini October 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

Hi there from Brasil!

Isn´t caipirinha amazing? We love it, and use all kinds of fruits. Never tried with pomegranates, though.
Would you mind if I made a correction? Actually, is caipiriNHa. I know that “nh” doesn´t make sense to you… And when we use vodka instead of cachaça, we call it caipiroska. And we use lots of sake either, and name it sakerinha! Of course, cachaça makes the real drink, but why not experiment?

But never mind. Yours looks delicious, as everything on the blog. And when you have a chance, try it with passion fruit. You´ll love it!

Kisses from your daily (and secret) reader,

Amanda

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Adrianna Adarme October 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

YES! I corrected it. Thank you thank you! I love the sake addition for a sakerinha. I’ll have to try it! A lot of my family lives in Santos, Brazil. I’m so glad you’re reading from there! I love it!

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Sophie @ dinnersforwinners October 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

You described this drink so well, I can almost taste it! Sounds delicious. AWESOME FALL FOOD AND DRINK FOR THE WIN! my faaaavorite time of year. I think I say that about every new season :)

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan October 11, 2013 at 7:52 am

Yes pleasee I need about 5 of these. Friday, you are the best!

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking October 11, 2013 at 8:12 am

Juicing pomegranates would suuuuuck! Thank God you can buy it already made! This combo sounds delightful!

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Beth @ bethcakes October 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

These look soo good! Wish I had one today! :) Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

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Megan October 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

This drink is just downright lovely!

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cindy October 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I’d love this drink, for sure! I love an herb infused cocktail and your description is just the best…cause I’m the weird, black nail polish wearing, cousin who uses “too many big words” in my fam. This drink and I would totes get along.

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Adrianna Adarme October 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Hahhaa! Too many big words. YES.

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Lizzy (Good Things) October 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Love this! Thank you for sharing… hope your week improves : )

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Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living October 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm

This looks great–particularly after a long day! Where did you find the tarragon simple syrup? I fear I won’t be able to find it at my supermarket.

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Adrianna Adarme October 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Oh I made it. It’s in the directions of the recipe!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

What a delicious use of fragrant tarragon. Cheers!

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Natasha October 12, 2013 at 8:12 am

My boyfriend is quite the tarragon lover, and I love the idea of pairing it with pomegranate. Also, LOVE those glasses. Cheers!

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Briana November 21, 2013 at 9:57 am

This drink is a delicious spin off of the original, I love the simplicity of it. I sometimes like to revisit summer citrusy-ness with the lime version, and the recipe for that can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9li4a3ctsXA

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