Want to get fresh with your Valentine? Try this kicky little cocktail... recipe follows
Minty Pomegranate Spritzer
Serves: 2 cocktails, scale as needed
¼ cup Vodka
2 tablespoons minty simple syrup (recipe below)
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
scoop of crushed ice
¼ cup prosecco
squeeze of lemon (orange would be good too)
minty simple syrup: (makes enough for more than 2 cocktails)
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
handful of mint
To make the minty simple syrup, combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Simmer just until the sugar dissolves, whisking occasionally (just a minute or two). Remove from heat, stir in the mint. Chill until ready to serve, letting the mint continue to steep in the syrup for at least 30 minutes. Strain out the mint before serving.
To prepare the cocktail, mix together the vodka, simple syrup, pomegranate juice and ice. Pour into glasses. Top with prosecco and a squeeze of lemon.
Don't forget to serve it with a cloth cocktail napkin. Your sweetie will thank you and so will your planet!
If you have any simple syrup leftover (wink, wink), it can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.