I’m feeling dirty-bloody full of anti-oxidants as I write this! Not that we don’t eat enough vegetables, but it’s always good to up your anti-oxidants in drinks too, right?! Oh whatever! the wonderful warm and sunny days have inspired me more than anything. I also have to say that all the lovely readers and fellow bloggers, who’ve left me some kind words, have kept me going. So we’re drinking it up, to an early summer and all things good!
Kidding aside, all the nutrients you get from drinks like pomegranate juice are excellent for your body. I enjoy mixing my own drinks at home. In summer it’s more fun to make juices from fresh fruit, but something like a pomegranate I don’t know if I ever want to juice, so I’m using Pom, especially in summer slushies or cocktails. You can read all the wonderful health benefits and facts that yes, you should care about on their site. Now let me get more into the details of this drink.
The name, Dirty Bloody Pomtail comes from little more than Pom and Bloody Mary Sea Salt from my favorite local Secret Stash Sea Salts. I’m not a Bloody Mary kinda girl, but I love this salt because you can have the good flavor of a Bloody Mary in so many ways. It’s made up of Fleur de Sel sea salt, sun-dried tomatoes, celery salt, cayenne pepper, and other spices. The Bloody Mary Sea Salt really kicks up this drink with uncommon layers of flavor. I’ve used Secret Stash sea salts to rim the glasses of many other drinks as well. You may have seen another of their salts featured here, I have to say they have turned me into quite a salty mouth :)
It’s up to you if you want to add alcohol, one of us added a Russian vodka and the other one did not. I’m not telling you who had which :) but we both enjoyed our drinks.
8 0z. Pom pomegranate juice
12 oz. seltzer or plain club soda
a couple pinches of Bloody Mary sea salt
2-3 teaspoons of sugar (or a simple syrup, if you have it handy)
slices of lime and sprigs of fresh mint for garnish
2-4 oz. of your favorite vodka (optional, or spike it as you like)
1. I used a big measuring cup with a spout to dissolved sugar in the Pom first.
2. Add the salt, the vodka, and taste for sweetness. If you like it sweeter, add more sugar.
3. Add seltzer and serve right away with mint and lime. Or you can chill the above mixture then add, seltzer, salt, and garnish right before serving.