Pomegranate & Rosemary Cointreau Fizz

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cointreaubisSince the summer of 2014, Cointreau Fizz has quickly become one of my favorite easy cocktails, and during that time, somehow it had crept into my mind that this cocktail was a summer drink. However, fall (and not even winter) came along, and Cointreau Fizz stuck. Now that it’s colder, the basic recipe with only lime is a bit too light for my taste, and my own pineapple adaptation screams summer, but lately I have been enjoying this seasonal adaptation. Perfect for the holidays!

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*5cl of Cointreau
*juice of half a lime
*10cl op sparkling water
*a handful of pomegranate seeds (or to taste)
*Some fresh rosemary

Start with about 3/4 of the pomegranate seeds in your glass. The cocktail pictured has a little less, but I’d recommend more if you like the sweet taste. Crush the seeds in your glass with a wooden kitchen grinder. Fill your glass with ice cubes. Add the Cointreau & squeeze the lime. Add some whole pomegranate seeds and top off the glass with sparkling water. Add some rosemary. Enjoy!

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ps: If you’re reluctant about using pomegranates because they’re messy, try cutting them in four pieces and getting the seeds out in a bowl filled with water. A lot easier!