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The Eleventh Cocktail of Christmas: Eleven Pitchers of Pompelmo


On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me eleven pitchers of pompelmo, ten gingerbread men a leaping, nine cran-merry margaritas, eight bloody merry maids a milking, seven sparkling swans a swimming, six geese a laying snowflakes, FIVE BOX OF WINE, four calling birds (who live in a spice tree), three French martinis, two turtlenecks and Campari with a pear purée.

You may remember the first cocktail of Christmas (Campari with pear purée) courtesy of NYC mix master Joe Campanale. Well, I loved that low calorie cocktail so much I’m bringing Joe’s handy work back for the eleventh day of Christmas. The Pompelmo is another delicious Campari cocktail, which is combined with the fresh flavors of grapefruit and blood orange. Take it from me, this Christmas cocktail slides down real easy and goes great with pancakes. This morning mixed drink recipe conveniently makes a pitcher so it’s the ideal cocktail for holiday brunch. Not that mimosas and bellinis aren’t great but whip up a pitcher of Pomplemo for a memorable meal. 

7 1⁄2oz Campari® 
15oz SKYY Infusions® blood orange vodka 
7 1⁄2oz triple sec 
1 grapefruit, cut up 
20oz grapefruit juice 
20 dashes of Bitters

Place grapefruit wedges in a pitcher filled with ice. Add all other ingredients. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Nutrition Info per 4oz
217 calories, 10.3g carbs, 6.6g sugar

As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.


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