Sunday, February 28, 2010

Surprise!

 


Some of Dave's (My Year On The Grill) friends have decided to throw him a surprise going away party. You see, Dave has left the snow of Kansas and moved to the British Virgin Islands! Yep, he did what we all threaten to do - he moved to the islands! So as a send off, we've been asked to share a favorite in honor of a wonderful cook who has been so generous sharing his knowledge and recipes.

My favorite cocktail is Ina Garten's Pomegranate Cosmo. It's made ahead, and by the pitcher! Handing your guests one of these lovely drinks as they walk in the door will cement your friendship and get your party off to a great start. So here's to you, Dave! Cheers! (glasses clinking)


Pomegranate Cosmos by Ina Garten:
(2) Cups good vodka (recommended is Stolichnaya or Finlandia)
(1) Cup orange liqueur (recommended Cointreau)
(1) Cup pomegranate juice (recommended Pom Wonderful)
1/2 Cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
lime peel strips to garnish

Combine the vodka, orange liqueur, pomegranate juice, and lime juice in a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to use (I do it early in the day.) Pour the mixture into frozen martini glasses, garnish, and serve immediately.

Thank you to Min from Our Krazy Kitchen for inviting me (us) to share in the fun. And to you, Dave, for following your dreams - you're a great example for the rest of us.

21 comments:

Min said...

Oh I love a good cosmo! Thanks for bringing these beautiful drinks to the party!
Min
The Bad Girl's Kitchen

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

Goodbye Dave! I envy your new home!

Brian Miller said...

nice. sounds like someone is moving up in the world...pomegranite...nice flavor...

Deborah said...

What a lucky guy! And I'll be writing down that recipe, Nancy. Just about the only drinks I like are the summer ones, and this sounds delicious. Hic.

DJan said...

If I can order one of these in the summer, I'll try it. And congrats to anyone who moves to the islands!

willow said...

Congratulations! Pour me one, please!

Jayne Martin said...

Yum! Sounds like a great party.

Josephine said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'll try it out when the opportunity rises.

A Year on the Grill said...

What a shocking day!!!

Whoop Whoop... And booze is the ONLY thing cheap here, so I for sure will be making this... Thank you so much for thinking of me!

Land of shimp said...

There's nothing like a well mixed cocktail at a party to make one feel elegant and sophisticated, is there? Heck, I think I could drink ice tea from a martini glass and end up feeling very elegant.

That's a fun one, by the way, I've had it before and it's really quite delightful. Plus, I get to tell myself that I'm ingesting plenty of antioxidants with the vodka.

Congratulations to your friend, and may everything work out splendidly for him! I hope the party was marvelous :-)

Emom said...

Wow!
How sweet...have fun!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Mmm Mmm. Sounds like my kind of drink.

Marguerite said...

Great drinks and party! I know that Dave will be having a blast in the Virgins.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I'm with Min a good cosmo is welcome any day. Thanks for coming to the party and bring another awesome drink!
Tamy ~ OKK

Natalie said...

Slurp! Yummeeeeeeee!

Gaston Studio said...

Hope Dave enjoys his new spot. And... I'll take one of those cosmos too!

The Good Cook said...

Yum.. I love martini's.

Boomka said...

Wow moving to the islands huh? Every day I go on travelzoo to see what the best deal of the day is. Inevitably it is some all inclusive deal for like 500 bucks. I know I wouldn't be happy moving down there now but jeez it sure seems tempting. Can't wait to get down to the islands to visit at least, hopefully soon. Don't you be afraid to follow suit!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

What a delightfull drink to bring along to the party.....

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I want one of those. I'll cheer Dave on. The islands. Oh, poor Dave.

Martha's Menagerie said...

Yum! Thanks so much for sharing this delicious treat at Our Krazy Kitchen for Dave's party. Hope we'll see you around linking up on a regular basis :-)