Vodka, Pomegranate, and Ginger Beer Cocktail

Vodka, Pom Juice and Ginger Beer Served in a Clear, Tall Glass with a LIme Wedge

Legally Blonde celebrated its 15th anniversary this past Wednesday. Can you believe that it has already been 15 years since Reese Witherspoon starred as Elle Woods, a Valley girl who one-ups her Harvard-bound boyfriend by enrolling at the university’s law school after he jilts her? I decided to celebrate with a cocktail so I’m introducing this Vodka, Pomegranate Juice and Ginger Beer Cocktail, what I’m calling The Bend and Snap.

While this story line might not seem one that would typically appeal to me, the truth is that it is such a reminder of my youngest daughter; she of the Clueless, New Kids on the Block, Gilmore Girls and Legally Blonde generation.

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Too old for animated features and too young to go by herself, I sat through many a movie that I might not have chosen to attend by myself so that I could take her. And some of them were just cute enough that I enjoyed them too.

I’ve always liked Reese Witherspoon; she pretty much exudes wholesome so I figure why not and I ended up enjoying it with Lauren, not just for Lauren.

I have to admit the bit about bending and snapping was not exactly what I saw myself teaching my daughter that day but it’s become a quintessential memory of that movie and I decided the perfect name for this perky Vodka, Pomegranate, and Ginger Beer Cocktail (yes, perky…watch the clip if you don’t know!)

I know this would be an Elle approved cocktail. Some lime juice, pomegranate simple syrup and ginger beer are mixed with Ketel One’s Citroen (Lemon) Vodka and as pretty as it is; it’s still filled with enough zing to be totally adult in all of it’s pink glory!

So fire up Netflix, make yourself and friends a drink or two and laugh along with Elle while she figures out exactly what she got herself into!

Vodka, Pomegranate Juice and Ginger Beer Garnished with Lime in a Tall Glass

Here’s to a lighthearted comedy; some days we need silly to escape from everyday reality and this Vodka, Pomegranate Juice, and Ginger Beer Cocktail works for me and hope it does for you too…Cheers!

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Vodka, Pomegranate Juice, and Ginger Beer Cocktail

A light, refreshing blend of vodka, pomegranate juice, and ginger beer made to celebrate the anniversary of the movie, 'Legally Blonde.'
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Cocktails, Friday Cocktails, Vodka
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 194 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 ounce vodka I like Ketel One's Citroen (Lemon)
  • 1.5 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce pomegranate syrup see notes
  • 1 ounce Ginger beer chilled

Garnish

  • Lime wedges

Instructions
 

  • Combine the vodka, lime juice and pomegranate simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until very cold; about 10 times.
  • Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Top with the chilled ginger beer stir, and garnish with a lime wedge.

Notes

Pomegranate syrup is half pomegranate juice and half sugar heated until the sugar dissolves and then refrigerated.
I only had some small bottles of pomegranate/cranberry juice so I used them…worked fine!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vodka, Pomegranate Juice, and Ginger Beer Cocktail
Serving Size
 
1 Cocktail
Amount per Serving
Calories
194
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.03
g
0
%
Sodium
 
11
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Protein
 
0.2
g
0
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Calories
194
Keyword ginger beer, Pomegranate juice, vodka
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8 Comments

  1. I just have to say….I found your site by a link to Cranberry Liqueur and I signed up for your newsletter because of ‘Bend & Snap’. None of the afore-mentioned have I EVER been exposed to!
    Booze will be our common thread! Thank you ever so much!

    1. Hi Jan – That made me chuckle! I typically post a new cocktail every Friday; the past two weeks I’ve had cataract surgery on an eye so gave myself a bit of a reprieve…it would not be fair to make a drink I couldn’t see would it? Hope to get back in the saddle this week and hoping you’ll find some drinks you’ll want to try…Barb

  2. I remember this movie very fondly. I think I watched it like a million times (exaggeration but almost), and this drink sounds perfect! I don’t have any of the ingredients but hopefully you’ll make it for me, that way it will be perfect!

  3. Hi,
    The recipe mentions grenadine but it is not listed at all in the ingredients list. Is this just another name for your pomegranate syrup?

    Sounds delicious!

    1. Yes Anne and my mistake. I first thought of grenadine which is actually reduced pomegranate juice but decided easier to just make some pomegranate syrup and changing that text in the instructions got by me. Thanks for the catch…I’ve fixed that!

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that movie. Sounds like a good Friday night Netflix special. 🙂 Accompanied by this drink, of course! Really like the inclusion of the ginger beer. Good stuff — thanks.

  5. Definitely time for me to watch this movie again. I haven’t seen it since it was in the theaters. And this is definitely the drink I need in hand! (I’d totally forgotten about the bend and snap. Fun video clip.)

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