Impressing the Guests: Custom Cocktail

Woah it’s been quite a few weeks. Between moving, home improvement and life in general, blogging has been taking the backburner. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been having all kinds of fun – sanding, unpacking boxes, and trying to fit in a few moments with friends to celebrate the season.

Speaking of which, while we might not be entertaining any guests in the near future, I have been busy thinking up some fun dishes and cocktails for last minute soirees.

Enter my new best friend, the sodastream source – designed by Yves Béhar. When I tell you I was a little excited when sodastream asked if I’d be interested in testing one out, I would be lying. This has literally become the most beloved appliance in our kitchen. It takes five seconds to go from boring tap water to fizzy fun water. And with extracts such as lemon-lime, raspberry and orange I can have lightly flavored water whenever I want. What can I say, life is more fun with bubbles in your water!

We’ve experimented with sparkling water, soda, and flavored water but I thought I might kick it up a notch and try a sparkling cocktail.

So I whipped this holiday-inspired cocktail up with the inch of available counter space that currently exists in my under-construction kitchen.

Pomegranate Tangerine Twist
1/2 cup pomegranate juice (squeeze your own or use POM)
1/3 cup tangerine juice
5 ounces white tequila
1/2 cup sparkling soda water (I infused my sodastream water with some orange essence as well)
Rimming sugar (infuse with a little tangerine zest)

Pour rimming sugar onto a plate or shallow dish. With a tangerine wedge rub along the rim of a glas and dip glasses upside down to coat the rim. Fill glasses with ice. In a cocktail shaker with ice, place the tequila, pomegranate juice, tangerine juice and sparkling soda water. Shake. Pour into the sugar-rimmed glasses and garnish with a tangerine wedge or a few pomegranate seeds, if desired.


  • Becky Nally

    This sounds delish! Can’t wait to make for my holiday party.


  • Grace – Stripes & Sequins

    This looks amazing!

  • Taylor Davies

    you know I love a good cocktail – and I also love a little hip of tequila in the winter. Great recipe Christine! xx

    • Taylor Davies

      and by *hip* i mean *nip* o_0

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