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On 11:44 PM by Nikki @ NikSnacks in , ,    2 comments
2016 was difficult.

Political, national and world events aside, it was difficult for me personally and emotionally.


Don't you need a drink? Because I know I need one.


Every year I strive to be bigger and better than before while remaining humble and grounded. I got to fly higher than ever by taking my first solo vacation to Montreal, Canada (even after I purchased my plane ticket, I didn't know exactly where Quebec was on the map), attended my favorite food conference in Orlando, drove around the state of North Carolina peddling beer and one-of-a-kind recipes, too. I went on not one, but two North Carolina farm tours, went camping in a field with chefs from all over North Carolina, Virginia and beyond while eating lamb for four days and sent personalized Christmas cards for the first time ever. I also started and ended a very intense personal relationship, bought my first DSLR camera and traveled to Alabama to be a sous chef at the World Food Championships.

Overall, it was a great year, but I am wanting for something more. I made a comment to a friend that I had nothing to look forward to in 2017. I was quickly reminded that I am taking  a self-funded voyage to Paris in May. That personal relationship I lost in 2016 has been rekindled and is burning brighter than before in 2017. I have a few personal and professional projects in the works, too.

All of these remembrances is to say this: I need a drink. A good cold, crisp drink with complex yet familiar flavors. My standard winter beverage of choice is Sprite, vodka and bitters. It's low-cal, refreshing and makes me feel sophisticated when I'm sitting at a bar, rattling my ice cubes about, trying to stab my maraschino cherry garnish with my stirrer. This drink is an upgrade from my usual. And I love it. I hope you will, too.

Pomegranate Whiskey Cocktail
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Pomegranate Whiskey Cocktail

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Author: Nikki Miller-Ka of Nik Snacks
I need a drink. A good cold, crisp drink with complex yet familiar flavors. My standard winter beverage of choice is Sprite, vodka and bitters. It's low-cal, refreshing and makes me feel sophisticated when I'm sitting at a bar, rattling my ice cubes about, trying to stab my maraschino cherry garnish with my stirrer. This drink is an upgrade from my usual. And I love it. I hope you will, too. When Stirrings Cocktail Mixers challenged me to make a new cocktail using their mixers, I decided to stick to something that *I* want to drink, while still being on-trend and pretty freaking delicious.

Ingredients

  • Stirrings Cosmopolitan rimmer cocktail garnish
  • 1/4 oz blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 oz Stirrings Simple Pomegranate Martini cocktail mix
  • 2 ounces whiskey or bourbon
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 2 Orange slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with the cut side of an orange. Hold the glass upside down and dip the glass in Cosmopolitan rimmer
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add molasses, Stirrings pomegranate cocktail mix, whiskey and bitters. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass. Gently place the orange slice into cocktail and serve.

Calories

133.74

Fat (grams)

0.14

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.02

Carbs (grams)

9.41

Fiber (grams)

0.88

Net carbs

8.53

Sugar (grams)

7.66

Protein (grams)

0.43

Sodium (milligrams)

6.05

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
Please consult a healthcare professional or dietician about nutritional needs for your diet. I am a communications professional, not a physician.
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2 comments:

  1. Sweet mother of god - that looks stunning! Solid effort and I'm so glad it turned out as you liked it this time :

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  2. looks very cool. it would be interesting to try

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