Sunday, May 23, 2010

Eyeopener Cocktail

I have never posted a drink recipe on here before, but let's see how it goes.  My blog is officially one-year old now, so I think she can handle it!

This is the drink, along with mimosas for people who don't like pomegranate juice, that was served at Mother's Day brunch.  I first had one of these right after I turned 21 and Zanzibar restaurant was still open in Ann Arbor.  Whenever Kirk, a good friend a past co-worker at the Bivouac, or I needed a sub we would "sponsor a field trip to Zanzibar."  He would always order a mint julep and I an eye opener.  I love the tart taste of pomegranate mixing with the dry champagne while the sweetness of sugar just lightly pierced through.  While we didn't serve the drink over a sugar cube (last minute we realized we didn't have any) the drink is still amazing.  Another thing to note: Zanzibar served this on the rocks while we served it neat. Either is good, it's just a preference thing.

Eyeopener Cocktail
  • 3 oz. dry champagne
  • 1 oz. 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1 sugar cube (optional)
  • A few whole ice cubes (Optional)
Place sugar cube and ice at bottom of the desired glass.  Mix pomegranate and champagne together and pour over sugar cube into glass.  Enjoy!

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