Result of a delicious witching hour experimental session with fresh pomegranate & ginger. You may opt to vary the proportion of ginger ale with seltzer. Personally I'd recommend using the Jamaican variety of Reeds premium ginger brew, but in a pinch the local Canada Dry variety will suffice. —Panfusine
Van Gogh, or similar brand of Pomegranate flavored Vodka
Heaped pomegranate arils
Fresh minced ginger
torn basil leaves
Juice of 1/2 a lime (medium sized)
bitters to coat the glass
Sugar (adjust as per taste, this is just to help the solid stuff muddle)
4 oz ginger ale or 2 oz each of ginger ale & lime seltzer
Add the bitters to the martini glass & swirl it around. Stash the glass in the freezer to chill.
Muddle the pomegranate, basil, lime juice, ginger and the sugar. Add the vodka and allow to steep for 5 min. Add the ice, shake well and strain into glass. Top up with ginger ale, garnish with a curl of lime peel and serve chilled.