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A Refreshing Summer Cocktail {Liquid Antioxidants}

April 10, 2013

Never in a million years would I have thought that I’d post a recipe for a cocktail on this blog and I was very reluctant to. But this was just to good of a recipe to pass.

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I made this drink a couple of weeks ago when a few friends and I got together for a farewell party for one of my flat mates. For some reason, even though I know nothing about alcohol and hardly ever drink, I offered to make a cocktail.

I knew that I wanted to make something girly and pomegranate juice was my first thought. The next step was obviously to throw in a couple of pomegranate arils, you know, for extra antioxidants and that was when I was stuck. I had no clue which alcohol to use. If it were up to me I would have just mixed together those ingredients and made a “mocktail” but my friends would not have been very pleased with that decision. So….I dragged myself to a liqueur store and made a bee-line for the tequila aisle. Apparently the sales assistant saw how clueless I was and offered to help. She suggested I use white rum instead. Good decision!

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To cut a long story short, I wouldn’t necessarily say that I created this cocktail. There’s so many drink recipes swooning around on the web that this combination must have made an appearance before. Yet, I felt quite satisfied with myself when I tried this drink and it actually tasted good. Really good!

My friends thought so too.

I’m quite certain that I’m being hired as the barista at the next party!

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A Refreshing Summer Cocktail {Liquid Antioxidants}

The ingredients listed below are for one portion, but obviously you can  double or triple it or even better, make a whole pitcher. The ratio I propose to use is 1 part rum, 2 parts pomegranate juice, 3 parts ginger ale. That way you can make any amount desired.


  • 1 part white rum
  • 2 parts pomegranate juice
  • 3 parts ginger ale
  • 1/2 – 1 limes worth of lime juice + extra lime for decoration
  • pomegranate arils
  • optional: mint leaves
  • ice cubes


Mix together the rum, pomegranate juice and ginger ale in a large pitcher or bowl. Use the amounts which you want. Then squeeze in 1/2 – 1 lime worth of juice. Throw in the pomegranate arils, lime wedges and mint leaves and serve with a few ice cubes.


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  • Reply Kathryn April 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

    This sounds like a really lovely drink – such a refreshing combo with or without the rum!

  • Reply Kathryn April 10, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Oh, and also, stunning pictures . Seriously gorgeous. I feel like I’m reading a fancy cocktail book!

    • Reply Antonia April 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      THANK YOU!!!!! 🙂 xx

  • Reply Meghan@cleaneatsfastfeets April 11, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I like the cocktail and am thrilled you posted this. I already pinned it for summer time.

  • Reply Camille April 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I was at this party and I agree, this was delicious ! And very girly 😉

  • Reply sabrina April 13, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I tried this with gin and it also works beautifully in this recipe- the lime juice cuts through any alcohol taste for a simply tasty drink

  • Reply Emily @ Hungry Delights April 16, 2013 at 2:40 am

    When Pommes are back in season down here I am sooo going to try this! Would be perfect as a Aussie Summer Christmas cocktail 🙂

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