#BostonPotluck Fresh + Festive Cocktail

Welcome to this week's edition of the Healthy Holiday #BostonPotluck! If you missed the other posts from Boston bloggers, check out a ground turkey & zucchini lasagna from Simply Gourmet in Southie, curried millet with butternut squash at One Beet Wellness, and dairy free jalepeno popper from Eat. Live. Blog. Follow along the potluck on social media with the hashtag #BostonPotluck! Champagne Thursday shares her recipe next week.

Today I am sharing a festive, fresh, and "skinny" cocktail for the holiday season.

My go-to drink when out and about at bars is a vodka (typically Tito's) with club soda and a squeeze of lemon & lime. This past summer, I switched it up and got some muddled cucumber instead of lemon & lime and love how light this drink is! I decide to create a spin on this drink for #BostonPotluck. It's so easy and has minimal ingredients.
Fres and, Festive Vodka Soda Cocktail

Recipe: Fresh + Festive Vodka Soda

For the drink:

  • Vodka of your choice 
  • Club soda water

For the ice cubes:
  • pomegranate  seeds (I used frozen but can use fresh!)
  • 1/2 small cucumber, washed & diced

Directions for the ice cubes:
  • divide the pomegranate seeds and cucumber among the ice cubes in the tray
  • freeze!

 Directions for 1 drink: via NYT Cooking
  • Fill your glass of choice with the ice cucumber and pomegranate cubes.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of vodka then 1/2 cup of club soda.
  • Optional: festive straw

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