A while back the Portland Craft Cocktails blog and Northwest Food and Wine Festival sponsored a contest for "casual mixologists" to create a new cocktail. I submitted a drink I created recently, with a little inspiration from my sister, Deborah Graff.
I selected ingredients that were rich in antioxidants — that way, you can fight cancer while enjoying a tasty cocktail.
Much to my surprise, I won! Here's the recipe:
The Antioxidant Cocktail
1 1/2 oz White Rum
8-10 Fresh blueberries
1 oz Pomegranate Juice
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
In a mixing glass, muddle the blueberries with the rum. Next add the remaining ingredients. Shake with ice, then double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
When I started making this back in the summer I used fresh blueberries, but since then I've also made it with the frozen kind and it still came out good. Please note that Maraschino Liqueur is not the red syrup that Maraschino Cherries come bottled in. It's this stuff.