The Smitten

Bright from the citrus and floral from the elderflower liqueur, this gin based cocktail hits all the right notes. With a hefty pour of pomegranate juice, it’s just the right amount of sweet with a balanced tartness and acidity. As with any mixed drink, make sure to use fresh squeezed juice for optimal flavor.

The Smitten

Prep Time 5 minutes
Bright from the citrus and floral from the elderflower liqueur, this gin based cocktail hits all the right notes. With a hefty pour of pomegranate juice, it's just the right amount of sweet with a balanced tartness and acidity. As with any mixed drink, make sure to use fresh squeezed juice for optimal flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Servings 2 cocktails

Ingredients
 

  • 1 small blood orange, or use navel
  • 1 small lemon
  • 4 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces elderflower liqueur
  • 6 ounces pomegranate juice

Instructions
 

  • Squeeze the juice from the citrus and pour it into a cocktail shaker or jar with a lid. Add the gin, elderflower liqueur and pomegranate juice.
  • Add a handful of ice cubes to the jar, put the lid on, and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glasses and serve.

Notes

  • There are 4 ounces in ½ cup. If you don’t have a jigger to measure the liquid, use ½ cup gin, ¼ cup elderflower, and ¾ cup of pomegranate juice.
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