Friday, November 25, 2005


Pomegranate, Blueberry & Vodka Cocktail

Phew. After all that giving of thanks yesterday, I could use a drink. This drink in fact. Makes for a festive time indeed. And bonus! This drink is healthy! (Sort of.)

It is a fruity, strong and somewhat tart bev that includes one of the extra delicious super foods - blueberries. I do love the concept of superfoods. Fruits and veg that are tasty and good for us. (Wait a minute here. Aren't they all good for us? Which veg, specifically is not good for us?) What more can you ask for. (Though, I am compelled to note, that while concept of superfoods can and should be used to promote healthy eating choices, it is not proven scientifically and still very much debatable.)

Known for lots of positive properties, blueberries have more antioxidants than most other fruits and vegetables. Research has also shown that a diet rich in blueberry extract, helps people show less short-term memory loss, better balance and better coordination. If that is a fact, my yoga instructor must live on the stuff. I swear. That flexible man can balance in ways that leaves a girls mind wondering (and wandering)...

Blueberry juice mixed with pomegrante juice, which is also highly touted as being something we can all use more of, makes it so this isn't just a little drinky-poo, it's a SUPER cocktail. The perfect libation. Making you feel good, all the way round. Try it and enjoy.

1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Pomegranate juice
Splash of pure blueberry juice
Lemon twist or slice for garnish

Run your intended serving glass (I photographed this drink in a martini glass, but am not the type of girl who drinks from those, it was just for effect. They splash too much of the drink, and that kills me) under the tap for a second to wet it, then put it (them) into the freezer, rim side down for a few minutes until nice n' frosty.

In a cocktail shaker, combine the some ice, pomegranate juice, vodka and a small splash of blueberry juice. The blueberry juice is just a splash because the flavor is really strong. Pour a small sip to taste and adjust flavors as you see fit. Strain into the frosted glasses and garnish with lemon. Serve, enjoy and repeat.


The word pomegranate comes from the Latin term "fruit of many seeds." Clever!

This is going to blow your mind. Ready? Bar is short for barrier. No, really, it is. Crazy, huh!

Over 200 million pounds of blueberries, which are native to the continent, are grown every year in North America. Over 1500 new products containing blueberries were introduced last year. -


I was looking for a cocktail recipe that used blueberry juice. Yum.

Have you tried this with trueblue blueberry juice? Should still work right?
Thank you for these great cocktail recipes!
very appealing and I am off to try your Moroccan pumpkin soup. I write from chilly London.Have a look at my site on I look forward to your Christmas ideas. Do you know how to make a Moroccan pastele?
Sally, I was looking at your site and am completely enthralled! What a glamorous life you have! Ah to be able to sing...what a fantastic gift...

I do know how to make pastele, but I cant vouch for how authentic it is...LOL. If you would like, I would be happy to send the recipe along though!
still waiting for the pastele recipe and have now had a blueberry and cranberry vodka cocktail except I added some elderberry cordial and some raspberry liqueur to mine to make it an allround berry drink and just a tad sweeter
Sally - I tried to email you via your website, but it bounced back...
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