In case you weren’t aware, today is National Happy Hour Day!
Although “Happy Hour Day” happens about 3-4 days a week in our house, today is extra special because we’re bringing together one of our favorite classic cocktails and the best fall/winter fruit (sorry, apples): pomegranate! Pomegranate works so well in cocktails; it’s tart enough to prevent you from knocking back multiple drinks in a short period of time, but sweet enough to counterbalance strong liquor. We’re excited to have partnered with Bai Drinks to bring you this recipe that most definitely deserves a place at your table or bar this holiday season!
If you haven’t heard of Bai (we’ll assume that most of you are at least familiar with their Justin Timberlake Super Bowl commercial), they create antioxidant infused drinks that come in a variety of unexpected flavors, including Sumatra Dragonfruit & Burundi Blueberry Lemonade. Bryce, the youngest member of our family, is obsessed with their Bubbles sparkling antioxidant infusions; we always have to stock up when he comes home from school!
Funny story – about 2 weeks after starting our @superfoodrunner account back in 2015 (when we had about 300 followers), we entered a contest Bai was running to create a unique recipe with one of their drinks. We decided to make a blueberry acai vegan cheesecake…and ended up winning! As a food account just starting up, it was a huge motivator and inspired us to keep creating recipes and improving our photography. Fast forward 2.5 years later, and here we are!
This Pomegranate Moscow Mule will definitely be making its way onto our Thanksgiving menu this year. Or, let’s be real, we’ll drink the whole batch before dinner is ready, because Thanksgiving prep is stressful and we’ll be in need of some *liquid fuel* by 1pm. We know it’s only early November, but we’ll also be making this all throughout Christmas season. The copper, red & green are so festive!
Okay, enough babbling. Go make this cocktail and enjoy National Happy Hour Day!Print
As a huge moscow mule fan, this is one of my favorite adaptations that makes for a great holiday cocktail.
- 5 oz Bai Ipanema Pomegranate
- 4 oz vodka
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tbsp tart cherry concentrate (optional)
- Ginger beer
- For garnish: Pomegranate seeds, fresh mint, lime wedges
- Add Bai, vodka, lime juice and tart cherry concentrate to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well.
- Pour in a copper mug over ice and top off with ginger beer.
- Garnish with mint, pomegranate seeds and lime. Cheers!
This post is sponsored by Bai. All opinions expressed are our own.