Today is Friday the 13th and tonight I am hosting a Friday the 13th Dinner Party.
I’ll be posting recipes and party details next week, but since today is also World Cocktail Day, that seems the logical and probably luckiest place to start.
This is a pomegranate cocktail. What is lucky about that?
The pomegranate is hailed as a symbol of luck in a number of cultures and religions, including Ancient Greece, Judaism, Christianity, Armenia and Islam. It’s often a symbol of fertility, but has also been associated with sweetness and fullness of life.
Lucky 13 Pomegranate Cocktail
- 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) silver tequila
- 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) pomegranate liqueur
- 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) triple sec
- 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) pomegranate juice
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) coconut water
- 1/2 to 1 ounce (1 to 2 tablespoons) fresh squeezed lemon juice, to taste
- 2 lime wheels
- 26 pomegranate arils (seeds)
To a shaker filled with ice, add the tequila, both liquors, pomegranate juice, coconut water and lemon juice. Shake until well mixed and ice cold.
Pour drink into two chilled martini glasses and garnish each with a lime wheel and 13 fresh pomegranate arils.
Since we’re on the subject of party beverages, I want to share a few of the wines I’ve found to fit my theme.
Bailey felt as though this was the perfect opportunity for her to jump into the photo, nearly knocking over my lucky/unlucky wines. Whatever!
A closer look revels the first bottle with the “F” initial. Next, we have a cool number “1” and then a bottle of “3” Girls Cabernet Sauvignon. See what I’ve got there – Friday the 13th.
You may have noticed the black cat wine bottle too. Well, it didn’t start out this way.
I purchased it at Cost Plus World Market as a clear bottle with a lovely pink Rosé showing through.
A little spray paint later and now pink is black and it fits my party theme. Perfect!
Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!