I’m sure by now you’ve heard that the pomegranate is the new “it” healthy fruit, and various people are incorporating it into many things; cuisines, juices, smoothies, and best of all, cocktails! The pomegranate martini is actually not really a martini at all, no vermouth or gin, but it looks lovely in a martini glass, garnished with a lemon or lime peel. So refreshing, right? And preppy colors, to boot!
This Thursday, I decided to create my own concoction.
2 oz. citrus or regular vodka
1/2 oz. fresh lemon or lime juice
2 oz. fresh pomegranate juice or POMM juice
Shake all ingredients well with ice, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon or lime peel, or for fun, if you used a fresh pomegranate, garnish with the seeds.
Yesterday, the National Park was Acadia National Park. Congratulations to some of you who guessed correctly! I’m impressed, even the ones who guessed Maine. I thought some would go for the West Coast. 🙂
It seriously is one of the most beautiful parks and places I have ever traveled. You must go! It’s located in Maine, near Bar Harbor. To read more about it, click here. Ron Cloer gives a brief synopsis of how Acadia came to be, and why it is so special. Cadillac Mountain is where you are, in the photo of the sunrise over the water, it is said to be one of the first places you can see the sunrise in the U.S. I’d have to agree, and it is simply breathtaking. Another photo with the big splash is Thunder Hole. At certain times, depending on the tide, the caves below make the water splash very high, and it is so neat to see! I think this was actually in the news last year because a child fell in, and drowned. Such a tragedy! There are signs EVERYWHERE, about not getting too close.
You can actually hike the cliffs right under Bass Harbor Lighthouse, which we did. The photos were amazing. Didn’t have digital when we went about five years ago, so unfortunately no personal pics of it. And the photo with the Adirondack chairs is pretty dead on, at Jordan Pond House Restaurant. It’s the only restaurant in the park, but worth the wait. Their popovers are divine, and how beautiful is that scene? We also biked up to the top of one mountain, which took your breath away, figuratively and literally. Haha. The ride down was a breeze! And we also canoed, didn’t realize how much of a work-out that was. Alright, I think I’ve written too much about Acadia. But I can’t say it enough, a must-see in everyone’s lifetime!