Regina Viola

regina viola

2 lemon balm leaves (optional)
3 spearmint leaves
Juice of one Meyer lemon
1/4 ounce limoncello
Splash of simple syrup
1 ounce Ketel One Citroen vodka
1 ounce vodka
3/4 ounce R. W. Knudsen Family Just Pomegranate Juice
Lemon twist for garnish

Put the lemon balm, if using, spearmint, Meyer lemon juice and limoncello in a cocktail shaker. Muddle all of the ingredients to break up the leaves.

Add ice, filling the shaker about halfway. Then add vodkas and pomegranate juice. Shake for about 30 seconds. Serve in a chilled martini glass with a lemon twist.

Serves: Makes 1 drink

Source: sfgate.com, Courtesy of Santi in Geyserville.

Prepared by: Margo for the December 2014 meeting. (Rosalie squeezed the lemons!)