Pomegranate and blackcurrant smoothie
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Pomegranate and blackcurrant smoothie
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.93 / 5
Basically this happened when I was making a sauce for duck, weirdly enough! I had a big handful of leftover pomegranate seeds and a bottle of cassis. The rest just ... more Basically this happened when I was making a sauce for duck, weirdly enough! I had a big handful of leftover pomegranate seeds and a bottle of cassis. The rest just fell into place.
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25.33% | 1.9 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Pomegranate and blackcurrant smoothie

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Blend the pomegranate seeds and strain into a cocktail shaker
Add all the other ingredients plus around five ice cubes and shake for about 10-15 seconds
Pour into a glass and serve
~ I blended and strained the pomegranate first but if you have a good blender you might be able to skip the straining ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Strain  ·  Shake  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of alcohol instead of vodka in the Pomegranate and blackcurrant smoothie?

Yes, you can substitute vodka with another clear spirit that has a neutral flavor profile, such as white rum or gin. The choice of alcohol can alter the flavor slightly, so pick one that complements the fruity notes of the smoothie.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some recommended garnishes for the Pomegranate and blackcurrant smoothie?

A slice of lemon or lime on the rim of the glass, a few pomegranate seeds floated on top, or a sprig of fresh mint can enhance the visual appeal and add a fresh aroma to the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Pomegranate and blackcurrant smoothie to preserve its flavors and cold temperature?

Serve the smoothie in a chilled highball glass immediately after mixing. You can also add a few ice cubes or crushed ice to keep it cold longer without diluting the flavors too quickly.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Pomegranate and blackcurrant smoothie compare to more traditional cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 25.33%, the Pomegranate and blackcurrant smoothie has a higher alcohol concentration than many traditional cocktails, which typically range from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). It's a stronger option for those who prefer a more potent drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Pomegranate and blackcurrant smoothie, and what ingredients would it include?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail by substituting the vodka and Creme De Cassis with blackcurrant juice or syrup and a bit of lemon or lime juice to balance the sweetness. This variation provides a similar fruity flavor profile without the alcohol.

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