The Birth of Independence

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I realize I mention my husband quite a bit here on this blog. We’ve been together for almost 7 years and he has been the biggest inspiration in my life since we met. He’s driven me to pursue my dreams and continues to do everything in his power to make me happy.

Well, baby, I’m happy!

Jeremiah was born on the 4th of July, and so you can imagine what his birthdays are like. A couple of years back when we lived in an amazing apartment in Stamford, CT, I invited a bunch of his closest friends over to celebrate him being born, and we ate and drank and swam in our complex’s pool. We partied with our neighbors, and ate and drank some more. There was dancing and singing (yelling) and more drinking. You get the picture.

By 6pm, a few of our guests were already partaking in a beverage-induced nap. The culprit of that slumber is the drink I share with you today — The Birth of Independence.

Created in honor of my husband, this martini is a devious one. It’s pink and fun and tastes like a virgin cocktail without the overwhelming sweetness. But at the end of the day, it is a martini, and a powerful one at that. The lime ties all of the elements of this drink together and it’s what makes this beverage special.

It’s as refreshing a drink as a martini can get and won’t remind you with every sip that you’re drinking alcohol. Some would wonder if that’s a good thing. As a lover of smooth and vibrant cocktails, I say it is!

For you next gathering, put this beverage on the menu. Sit back and watch the fun wackiness ensue!

The Birth of Independence

(recipe serving size – 1 martini)

4 oz white cranberry juice (Ocean Spray)

2 oz vodka (Tito’s)

1 oz gin (Bombay)

1 oz pomegranate liqueur (Pama)

Juice of 1 lime

Slice of lime for garnish

Fill a shaker with ice and combine the juice, vodka, gin, pomegranate liqueur and lime juice inside of it. Shake for a 30 count and pour into a chilled martini glass. Place a slice of lime on the rim of float a thin slice in the beverage. Drink while cold.

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