Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Updates, pomegranate martinis

Yes, it's been a while since I posted. :)

I'm quite fortunate that I have some time off from work right now. I get some paternity leave, but I'm coupling that with some furlough time from work.. One of those "cost saving" mechanisms at work. Whatever. It doesn't help the take home pay, but spending the time at home with the little one is so much more important.

Things have been going well here. The little guy finally busted through the remainder of the ounces in the 6 pound region and weighs a little over 7 pounds. He's been a really quiet boy, until the last few days. Turns out he's developing colic. Yay. Cranky little fella right now, poor kid. Of course, he's throwing his 7 pounds all around and kicking the shizzzz right out of me. How could someone so little kick so much ass? He's not even taking names.

Well, it is Tuesday... That means Alcohol Tuesday. And with a colicky infant, so totally appropriate. Today, I give you a pomegranate martini.

Guys, it sounds like a fruity and pansy drink, but it's not. I've recently came into some pomegranate juice (more on this in the next post), and this was one way I decided to sample it.

So. Ingredients:

  • 3 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz lemon flavored vodka
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau

Mix, serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of orange. That's my take on a pomegranate martini. It's not too sweet, it's smooth, and it goes down easily. If you don't have Cointreau lying around, you could substitute some triple sec with no problem. Similarly, you could use plain vodka, and maybe add some lemon juice or garnish with a lemon slice.

There's a lot of ways to mix this up and achieve a similar result.

The final product:

I hope everyone is doing well. I'll try to be back more frequently. Keep on rockin'!


Cindy said...

the martini is my favorite vehicle for pomegranate juice. i'll have to try it with cointreau!
good luck with the little guy:)

Lacey Nicole said...

soooooooooooo great you can take some time off!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Denise said...

It's good to hear from you. I'm sure the martinis help with the crying!

Anonymous said...

Furloughs, we got hit too. But, at least you get to spend some great qt with your little man. Enjoy it, they grow up real fast.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Pansy drink or not, who cares?

WHATEVER it takes to get thru the colic, brother!

Good luck

AKA Alice said...

colicky baby is the PERFECT reason for a martini...

I'm just sayin'

Carolina John said...

a martini in any form is also my prefered method for handling newborns. try them enough and you can sleep through anything!

glad the little fella's gaining weight.

Tammy said...

It's nice that you are able to take some time off...
I may have to try that pomegranate martini. I also recently came into some pomegranate juice. :-)

Jes said...

pomegranate vodka is yummy, too!!

I've read a lot lately about the benefits of pomegranate juice, but they don't have it over here. :-(

Imagining a little 7 lb. ninja kicking ass all over the place is totally making me giggle!

aron said...

hmmm i have a bunch of POM juice in my fridge right now too... i might have to just give the martini a try :) good call!

joyRuN said...

Har! It's gonna take a lot of martinis to get through the newborn phase ;)

My kids were 6-pounders for ever!

Enjoy your time off with the little man.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

my son had colic too... it gets better... eventually. lol. but glad you have some time at home to enjoy him. :)