August 7, 2006

PGP - Pretty Good Pomegranate

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usContinuing down the road of pomegranate-flavored drinks, we veer off from using the juice of the fruit and discover pomegranate liqueur.

I recently discovered Pama - the first pomegranate-flavored anything that does a decent job actually tasting like pomegranates. I’ve had it straight, and it doesn’t go well that way. So I threw this together, and it’s turned out to be a great, refreshing choice for hot summer days. I call it by the geeky name of PGP (stands for Pomegranate, Ginger, Peach).


  • 1 1/2 oz. Pama Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Stolichnaya Persik
  • ginger ale
  • ice

Put a couple of ice cubes in a tall glass (3 cubes if it’s a pint glass). Pour the Pama and the Stoli over the ice, then fill the glass with ginger ale. Stir gently and enjoy.

I’ve been drinking this with diet ginger ale, and it’s not bad at all. I’d like to try it with ginger beer as soon as I can get my hands on some. The pomegranate flavor is not that strong at all in this, but it does balance out the peach.

Posted by James at August 7, 2006 2:12 AM
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Not that peach needs any balancing in my book. :)

I tried orange soda and gin yesterday (inspired by one of those drinks on the link from two shotguns ago). It's good if you like orange soda. I couldn't taste the gin at all, and I made it pretty strong. Unfortunately I'm not *crazy* about orange soda, at least not crazy enough to waste it on gin if I can't even taste the gin.

Posted by: Julie at August 7, 2006 10:36 AM

Amazingly, gin flavor tends to disappear slightly in citrus drinks. Not that it doesn't add anything, but it doesn't taste like gin anymore, which is a plus for people who don't like gin. Ang I can understand that, because gin is a strong flavor.

Posted by: James at August 7, 2006 12:43 PM

(btw - in the geek world, PGP stands for "Pretty Good Privacy")

Posted by: James at August 7, 2006 12:55 PM

I find that nothing mixes really well with sweet/fruity sodas (Orange, grape, fresca, etc). I do recall from college days that you're better off using cheap gin or vodka because the harshness will come though. Otherwise it just tastes like soda which can be dangerous.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at August 7, 2006 4:13 PM

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