Monday, March 3, 2008

Pomegranate Mojitos

When it's a beautiful, sunny day in San Diego, there are three things I long to do for dinner:

1. Hit happy hour at a beachside restaurant and order up some seafood apps and chilled white wine.
2. Organize an impromptu barbecue with other neighborhood families.
3. Eat Mexican food.

Today was one of those gorgeous, spring-like, no-jacket-needed days. So we chose Mexican food. San Diego is all about Mexican food. There are wonderful moderately-priced restaurants in an area of San Diego called Old Town. But some of the best Mexican food you can find is cheap, and it's found in little hole-in-the-wall shacks that are scattered about all over the county. Our favorites are fish tacos, carne asada burritos, carnitas, and rolled tacos with guacamole. Seriously great Mexican food!

I opted to prepare a Mexican feast at home for us tonight. And we started the meal with a perfect summery warm weather drink: Pomegranate Mojitos.

I'm definitely not a martini person, but I enjoy sipping drinky drinks out of martini glasses! These went down smoothly, sitting outside in the warm weather and dreaming of the approaching summer.

The Pomegranate Mojito is a rum based drink with a little sugar, lime juice, fresh mint leaves, and Pom juice. Pom juice can be expensive, but you only need a small bottle for these (unless you plow through a whole bunch of drinks!!) Pom juice can be found in the fresh juice section of your market.

More about our Mexican dinner will be posted tomorrow!

This recipe can be found HERE.


Peter M said...

Lori, you forgot about the "fourth way"....go to Tijuana! lol

That mojito looks wonderful...I'm taking a cab home I'll have my 3rd one please!

VeggieGirl said...

I'm not a drinker, but I LOVE pomegranate - such a gorgeous glass!

Rosie said...

Look at that wonderful colour of your mojito so beautiful.

Rosie x

JeromeFo- 杰龙 said...

Your drink is amazing...
1st time see such wonderful colour of drink.

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Those look delightful! I love pomegranites!

Josie said...

Lori!! Shoe shopping and pom mojitos the next time I am in Cali!! :) (and Mexican food of course!)

Kevin said...

Those Pomegranate Mojitos look good. They are nice and colourful. They would be a good start to a mexican dinner.

ali said...

Recipe Girl, now this is something my kitchen is well-equipped to prepare....can't wait to see the feast manana!


StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

We are big mojito fans! Such a refreshing way to beat the heat. The pomegranate juice gives it such a gorgeous color, and I'll bet a delicious fruity flavor. Great idea!

Laura said...

I am drooling with jealousy. The drink is gorgeous but it is the Mexican food scene I really want. :)

RecipeGirl said...

Peter- we avoid TJ as much as possible!

Veggiegirl & Rosie & Jerome- thanks, pretty huh?

Jessy- I don't so much like pomegranates, but I love the juice!

Josie- you're on- anytime!!

Kevin- yep, it was a great addition to our dinner.

Ali- you'll need to start preparing more Mexican food now that you live in San Diego!

Susan- I think it would make a terrific summer drink!

Laura- I know... I crave Mexican food too!!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Wow, that sounds like a perfect sunny day drink to go with Mexican food. I'm a sucker for anything with pomegranates!

Hillary said...

Mmmm!!! Ever since the POM company came out with flavored pomegranate juices, I've like the idea of mixing pomegranate juice with just about anything. That sure sounds good!