Cocktail: Pomegranate Gin Slush

It's my birthday and you better believe I'm celebrating it from weekend to weekend. I know that a lot of people aren't fond of birthdays, and maybe I won't be when I'm 65 years old, but until then I'm going to love the hell out of my birthday. I make sure to take a vacation day from work, take the day to relax and think about my life and what I've created for myself, feel grateful, get together with friends, and definitely make sure I eat a good meal (or two).

So because we need to take a moment and celebrate, we're breaking out the blender for this cocktail. I know it's winter and cold and blah blah blah, but this drink is basically an adult slurpee and that's worth turning up the heat and enjoying a frozen drink.

I hope you all have a lovely week, because I'm incredibly grateful for those of you following along at home. I'm thankful that people come to this little part of the internet I've created and hopefully you enjoy it. Cheers! 

Pomegranate Gin Slush

Makes 2 drinks

2 cups ice
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup gin
1/2 lime
pomegranate seeds, optional
lime slices, optional

**If you have a smaller blender or are worried about too much liquid for your blender, half the recipe to make one drink at a time. 

In a blender, add ice, pomegranate juice, and gin. Using a fork, juice half a lime into blender and pulse until the drink is slushy. Pour into a pint glass and garnish with pomegranate seeds and a lime slice. Enjoy!

Recipe: Pineapple Rum Slush

Ever realize that you have a "type?"

Recently I pulled all my cocktail and drink recipes out of the the Recipes tab (located at the top of the blog) and created a Cocktail tab so they would be easier to find. Because I update those pages manually, I was going through, removing and re-adding the images into a new page. In doing that, I realized that most of the cocktails I make on this blog are some kind of margarita or a gin-based cocktail. And when I think about it, yeah those are my types. When I'm searching a cocktail list at a bar, I'm either looking for a margarita with a twist or something made with gin.  

But today we're switching it up and going way tropical. This Pineapple Slush is such an easy cocktail because you're just throwing a bunch of stuff in the blender and having it do all the work. And this drink isn't as sickly sweet as it's cousin, the pina colada. 

Pineapple Rum Slush

Makes 2-3 drinks

2 cups cubed pineapple
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3-1/2 cup clear rum
juice of 1 lime
2 cups ice

In a blender, add cubed pineapple, coconut milk, lime juice, 1/3 cup rum, and ice into a blender. Pulse until drink is slushy and no large chunks appear. After tasting, add more rum if you want a stronger drink. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Tiny tiki umbrella are non-optional.