The Pomegranate Spiced Mojito

Spiced rum gives this cocktail from our Boulder Tasting Room a unique twist on a modern classic. Making it is simple: begin by muddling about 10 mint leaves and 3 slices of lime in the bottom of a highball glass. Next, fill the glass with ice and add 1.5 ounces of Papagayo Spiced Rum and…

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PureProfile: House-Made Grenadine (Pomegranate Syrup)

Most modern mixology aficionados cringe when they hear the word “grenadine.” The artificially colored and flavored syrup’s ingredient list reads quite a bit like that of children’s cough medicine, which does not make it a very good choice to mix into fine spirits. Why, then, does grenadine appear in so many time-honored cocktail recipes? It turns out…

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Planters Punch

The Planter’s Punch is said to have originated in Jamaica, and references to it exist as far back as 1878. This updated variation nixes the grenadine, which today is usually artificially flavored and colored. Instead, we use a pomegranate syrup, which is how grenadine of old would have been made, taking us back to the…

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The Gin Daisy

This organic twist on this old-time classic does away with the grenadine, using a house-made pomegranate syrup instead. Historic cocktail enthusiasts will note that this is not much of a departure: modern grenadine is artificially-flavored and colored, but the traditional (and far superior) ingredients are just pomegranate, sugar and water.  To make this delicious syrup,…

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