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The Weekend Cocktails: Lighten Up with The POMania and The Spajito

Posted By Karen Young On January 11, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Cocktails,Food,My Daily Find,Recipes,The Weekend Cocktail | No Comments

BY GWEN KENNEALLY

Taking the 2013 New Year’s mindful approach to eating it only seems fair that we bring it to our weekend cocktail. These spa cocktails inspired by the mixologists at Square One Organic Vodka are refreshing and delicious and will leave you feeling good about yourself! Happy New Year! Cheers!

Spajito

The Spajito

A delicate spa-like twist on a classic mojito.

Recipe per drink

2 oz. Square One Organic Vodka infused with cucumber (see infusion recipe below)

6 sprigs of fresh mint

1 tbsp. organic Agave nectar

3 tbsp. peeled and diced cucumber (preferably English)

1 lime, halved and juiced with 1 half reserved

Club soda or sparkling water

Infusion

1 c. Square One Organic Vodka

1/4 c. diced cucumber

Combine 1/4 cup diced cucumber and 1 cup vodka in a glass jar. Place in refrigerator for 6 hours before using. Makes enough for 4 cocktails in above recipe.

To make the cocktail:
Remove leaves from all but one sprig of mint, reserving that sprig for garnish. Place mint leaves, agave nectar, cucumber and limejuice in a cocktail shaker. ”Muddle” (mash) the contents of the shaker with a wooden spoon or muddler for at least 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Add the vodka and the lime half and stir. Fill glass to desired level with soda water. Garnish with the remaining sprig of mint.

 

The POMania

Tall, juicy and refreshingly tart.

Recipe per drink

1 1/2 oz. Square One Organic Vodka

Cucumber slices

2 oz. pomegranate juice

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 oz. organic Agave nectar

1/2 oz. maraschino liquor or Cointreau

Splash of Campari

Club soda

In a tall glass, alternate layers of cucumber slices and ice until filled almost to the top. Place all remaining ingredients except club soda into a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a glass. Fill glass with club soda or sparkling mineral water and garnish with a lemon twist.

 

 

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