Pomegranate Lemon Drop

Pomegranate Lemon Drop

Sugar Walls: Pretty in Pink Edition from Blanca Juanita


Like a pretty pink nipple just waiting to be licked, this perfect Pomegranate Lemon Drop looks sweet but is full of danger. Fresh lemon juice brings the pucker to the party, making this well-balanced cocktail less dessert and more day drinking. Though I find this cocktail to be utter perfection, if you can’t stand any sweetness whatsoever, replace the sugar in that rim job with crushed chilies and salt. Sugar and salt and spice, oh my!

This drink is from a trio of tipples submitted to the Dirty Girls Kitchen podcast in our Sugar Walls Cocktail Contest. The origin of the term “sugar walls” comes from a Sheena Easton song, allegedly crafted from Prince’s nickname for her vag. This Pomegranate Lemon Drop, submitted by our sister in salaciousness, Blanca Juanita, is inspired by Chowhound’s classic lemon drop recipe. Sweet and tart just like her.

Pomegranate Lemon Drop

Pomegranate Lemon Drop

3 oz. lemon vodka, preferably Ketel One Citroen
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
splash of pomegranate juice
top with champagne (preferably pink)
sugar rim and rock candy swizzle stick

Rim a chilled cocktail glass lightly with lemon juice and sugar. Shake vodka, lemon juice and pomegranate with ice, then strain into the cocktail glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with lemon wedge and rock candy swizzle stick.

Cassandra Wellington

A walking contradiction, Cassandra has a philanthropist’s God-complex by day, and a hedonist’s appetite by night. She swears she doesn’t eat KFC and shops organic, but catch her in the wee hours of the morning making out with an everything burrito and then you’ll see right into her soul. Give Cassandra a thousand bucks at 2pm and she will create a revelation for you by way of a nine course gourmet tasting menu. Give her that same amount of cash at 2am and she’ll blow it on tacos, malt liquor and gummi worms. What? Don’t judge.

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