It seems that I missed the party at which the young UGA ladies were to be fêted. Although I was not given a deadline before which I needed to develop the signature cocktail, I nonetheless feel bad.
I have assuaged my guilt by revisiting one of the drinks I explored during the process. Unfortunately, all I could remember that it was a tequila/pomegranate concoction, i.e., a margarita with pomegranate juice (of which I now had a refrigerator-plenty). I could have gone in search of it, but overcome by my grief, I just made up a new version. I’m sure it had a name already but since I had to reimagine the whole thing, I’ve given it a new name.
- 1-1/2 oz. tequila, your choice, but for the love of Dionysus, don’t use cheap stuff
- 1 oz. orange brandy, e.g., Grand Marnier
- 3 oz. cranberry/pomegranate juice
- black salt
- lime wedge
Rim the glass with the lime wedge and black salt; dump the wedge into the glass with ice. Pour all the other stuff into the glass. Drink.
The combination of the salt and the sweetness of the juice is a very nice touch.
If I choose to make another one—it is Cinco de Mayo, that distinctive American holiday—I’ll take a photo.