National Vodka Day, October 4th, is a food holiday that many of us gladly celebrate. We spent the day trying new vodka cocktails, and tried a new vodka as well: CÎROC Pomegranate, the brand’s latest limited-time offering. That means that if you want it, get it while it’s still on the shelves. While pomegranate is a year-round flavor, it’s popular during the holidays. The beautiful burgundy-colored bottle with gold lettering, showcasing a jewel tone of the season, makes it an impressive gift.
It will also look great on your bar or table. And the pomegranate vodka: delicious.
Sip it straight and you’ll find notes of juicy red berries with hints of strawberry, along with sweet and fruity pomegranate flavors.
The vodka also adds a special lift to cocktails. Two recipes follow, but first…
Another bonus: CÎROC is made from grapes, not grain, making it gluten-free.
There are two cocktail recipes below to get you started.
By the way, the circumflex over the second letter means that the name is pronounced “she-ROCK.”
1. COMBINE the vodka and grenadine in a mixing glass. Add ice and gently stir.
2. STRAIN into a glass (without ice). Top off with sparkling wine and garnish.
RECIPE #2: CÎROC POMEGRANATE PASSION
1. COMBINE all ingredients in a highball filled with ice. Gently stir and garnish.