Nadia G, star of Bitchin’ Kitchen on the Food Network, isn’t your typical television chef. First off, do you see what she’s wearing? She gets more blinged-out than your typical Christmas tree. She also comes up with beverages to serve at your party like our Drink of the Week, the Pomagrenade Punch. Cheeky, right? The “grenade” portion of the drink comes from three different features of the libation:
- A diced up, super-spicy chili, which adds a dash of heat to the punchbowl.
- The Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka, which will make any actual grenades at your party loosen up and appear more attractive.
- The Champagne that gives the beverage an extra boozy kick, blurring the vision of any dudes drinking it and causing them to chase those grenades underneath the mistletoe.
If you want to lob a few of these grenades at your upcoming holiday party, check out the recipe below. Bombs away!
1 cup Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
1 fresh red hot chili, seeded and sliced paper thin
2 large pomegranates, seeded
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1 bottle chilled champagne or sparkling wine
4 mandarins, finely sliced
1/4 cup maple syrup (optional - depending on desired sweetness)
Directions: In a large bowl combine pomegranate vodka, chili, and pomegranate seeds. Cover and marinate in fridge for 30 minutes. Add the rest of ingredients when ready to serve.