Last week, during the first week of OnMilwaukee's Bar Month, I decided to treat myself to a bottle of something I'd never purchased before. As a big fan of POM, I chose Pama, a sweet-yet-tart pomegranate liqueur. Really, it was the beautiful bottle with the white temptation tree set against the deep red of the liqueur that got me. It might sound a bit "college," but I am definitely going to save the bottle and use it as a vase.
Pama is made from pomegranate juice, premium vodka and a touch of tequila. I wouldn't recommend drinking it straight, although I did try, because it's a bit thick and sweet. We mixed it with champagne and a splash of orange juice, which is delicious, and definitely on the midnight menu for next New Year's Eve.
Persephone would be so proud. (Or would she?)
Out of curiosity, I randomly called a bunch of Milwaukee bars to find out if they mix Pama in their drinks. Here's what I found out:
The Knick, 1030 E. Juneau Ave., offers a drink called "The Pom Pom" that's made with Absolut Citron, Pama, cranberry juice and a splash of sour.
Mader's, 1041 N. Old World 3rd St., makes a "Pama Tini" made with Pama, tequila, Cointreau (an orange liqueur made from orange peels), sweet and sour soda and grenadine.
Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh St., has a pomagranite martini, made with Ketel One vodka, Pama, Cointreau and cranberry juice.
MJ's on Milwaukee, 332 N. Milwaukee St., mixes the "MJ's Cosmo" with Vincent Van Gogh Oranje, Pama and cranberry juice.
For Pama recipes, check out the Web site.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
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