Mix up these low-cal alcoholic drinks for your next swanky soirée.

By Mixologist Dale DeGroff

If pomegranates are as timeless as a classic Chanel suit, then pomegranate juice cocktails represent the avant garde, blending the unique flavor of this ancient fruit with the modern flare of the finest spirits and ingredients. In honor of 2012 Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, the mixology masterminds at Prohibition and mixologist Dale DeGroff have each created a signature POM cocktail that will be enjoyed by guests attending the 2012 Fashion Shows at Lincoln Center and exclusive Fashion Week after parties.

Made from crushed pomegranates, POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice only contains the sweet tart taste of pure pomegranate juice, making it the perfect ingredient in sauces, reductions, and most importantly, cocktails. Try mixing these two low-calorie cocktail recipes for your next swanky soirée.

POM Couture

185 calories, 10.5 grams sugar

The POM Couture enhances the sweet tart nature of pure pomegranate juice with the floral notes of elderflower liqueur. The POM Couture will be served at the Rebecca Minkoff after party at Rose Bar, Gramercy Park Hotel and BCBG Max Azaria after party at 1OAK during Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week.


2 oz. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice

2 oz. vodka

1 tsp.St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Food-grade rose petal or other edible flower for garnish

Directions: Stir all the ingredients over ice to chill and strain into a pre- chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a food-grade rose petal or other edible flower if roses are not available.


162 calories, 13 grams sugar

Prohibition combines the classic martini with nouveau pomegranate to make a timeless cocktail. The Pret-a-POMtini will be a featured drink at Prohibition (503 Columbus Ave.), and served to guests in all three IMG Lounges at 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and the Rebecca Minkoff after party at Rose Bar, Gramercy Park Hotel.


1 1/2 oz. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice

1 1/2 oz. raspberry vodka

1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime

1 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar and cold water dissolved together)

Spiraled orange rind for garnish

Ice cubes

Directions: Assemble all ingredients in bar or mixing glass. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with spiraled orange rind.


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