Pop Rocking Pomegranate Vanilla Martini with Sierra Mist (and a Giveaway!)

December 31, 2011

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Happy New Year! If you’re looking for a last-minute cocktail that is all about celebrating, we have it! In our second post for Sierra Mist Natural, we were assigned to make our own cocktail (or mocktail… But… Yeah 🙂 ) recipe. Since we wanted it to be all about celebrating for New Year’s, we knew we wanted to involve the childhood candy favorite Pop Rocks. So we decided to rim our martini glasses in Pop Rocks and mix up a delicious concoction involving vanilla vodka and pomegranate juice with pomegranate arils. And Sierra Mist Natural, of course. If you think vanilla and pomegranate sounds like a weird combination, you need to try this! It’s basically like pomegranate and cream 🙂

Pop Rocking Pomegranate Vanilla Martini (makes 2):

  • 1 package Pop Rocks
  • 3 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 6 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 C pomegranate arils
  • 2 oz. Sierra Mist Natural, plus more for rimming glass

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Start by rimming your martini glass with the Pop Rocks. We used Sierra Mist to get the Pop Rocks to stick. We poured the Sierra Mist in a bowl.

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Dipped the martini glass in the bowl.

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And then dipped the martini glass on a plate of Pop Rocks (warning: this will make all kinds of interesting noises as the rocks start popping!).

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In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix together pomegranate juice and vanilla vodka.

Spoon some pomegranate arils into the martini glass.

And pour the mixture over them.

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And then top with Sierra Mist Natural.

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And you’re ready to celebrate! If you’ve never had a martini with a Pop Rocks rim, you’re missing out. It’s a little bit strange at first… But makes for a totally fun cocktail experience. And perfect for New Year’s Eve! I’m pretty sure Pop Rocks should be involved in every type of celebration.

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I think I’m now obsessed with the Pomegranate/vanilla combination! And the little bit of citrus sparkle from the Sierra Mist Natural added a little lightness that was just right to mellow out the pomegranate juice. I’ll definitely be making this one again.

Sierra Mist Giveaway!

Now we want to give you a chance to win big! To win a Sierra Mist Natural holiday gift pack, including a shaker, drink garnish/sugars, party glasses, and a $50 Amex gift card, all you have to do is comment on this post and let us know what your favorite cocktail or cocktail recipe is (using Sierra Mist Natural, of course!). Let us know by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday January 4, and we’ll pick a winner at random!

And while you’re at it, don’t forget to like Sierra Mist on Facebook. And if you want to check out the cocktails we made for our first Sierra Mist post, head here!

Happy New Year!!

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Disclaimer: Sierra Mist provided us with product and compensation to participate in this campaign. But as always, all opinions are our own and we wouldn’t share this with you if we didn’t truly believe in it!

47 Responses to "Pop Rocking Pomegranate Vanilla Martini with Sierra Mist (and a Giveaway!)"

  1. Carol says:

    I add it as a floater to margaritas

  2. amy marantino says:

    i like to mix Sierra Mist with some OJ and a squeeze or two of fresh lemon and/or lime. A scoop of vanilla ice cream ops it off quite well.

  3. Erin says:

    Sierra Mist and Raspberry Vodka….yum.

  4. Shannon says:

    Sierra Mist with a shot of lime juice and shot of coconut rum!

  5. An awesome cocktail! Happy new Year!

  6. Jenny Palmer says:

    I like Sierra mist mixed with home made sweet/sour mix and vodka.

  7. Marcie says:

    Sierra MIst and Stoli Citron

  8. Mami2jcn says:

    Holiday Sangria

    5 tablespoons sugar
    1 bottle red wine
    5 ounces apple flavored liqueur
    7 1/2 ounces orange flavored liqueur
    1 cup orange juice
    1 cup Sierra Mist
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    12 seedless red grapes
    4 medium red apples

  9. Andrea N says:

    I love Sierra Mist with any of the UV flavored vodka, Awesome!

  10. Bridget says:

    with orange juice…yum!

  11. Lela says:

    Sierra mist vodka and grapefruit juice 🙂

  12. shel says:

    My favorite recipe is Red Apple Sangria:

    4 cups red wine — Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon
    15 ounces Shakka apple Liqueur — apple Liqueur (I use 99 Apples for extra “pow”)
    6 fluid ounces grenadine
    18 fluid ounces cranberry juice — Ocean Spray
    18 fluid ounces pineapple juice — Dole brand
    lemon-lime soda — Sierra Mist or other

    Garnish
    red apples — cut into melon-ball size balls; as many as you want
    oranges — cut into wedges; leave rhine in tact; as many as you want
    limes — cut into wedges; leave rhine in tact; as many as you want
    12 each maraschino cherries — more if desired

    Fill 16-oz wine glasses with ice.

    Add red wine, apple liqueur, grenadine, cranberry juice, pineapple juice to a large decorative pitcher. Top off each drink with Sierra Mist.

  13. Amy L says:

    I don’t drink alcohol, but I do like to make a non-alcoholic Ginger Spritzer with Sierra Mist Natural, Ginger People’s Ginger Syrup (I get it at World Market), and a twist of lime. I bet this would be good with white rum as well.

  14. Marita says:

    Your Meet Me at the Mist-letoe Martini sound wonderful. I think i’ll make it next weekend!

  15. Jordan C. says:

    Sierra Mist with ice cold Strawberry Smirnoff or UV Lemonade. Both are crisp & fresh! Happy New Year =)

  16. Wehaf says:

    Sweet lime juice, Sierra Mist, muddled raspberries, and a mint garnish.

  17. Noel says:

    I mix Sierra Mist with fresh lime juice and cointreau!

  18. Cyan says:

    I don’t drink alcohol often so I like making non-alcoholic mixed drinks/”mock-tails” and serving them in fancy glassware.
    My favorite one ever is…Cranberry juice, Sierra Mist Natural, a few zests of fresh ginger in the bottom of the glass with a splash of sweet tea.

  19. Darrecia says:

    Simple favorite: Bacardi Dragon Berry and Sierra Mist!

  20. Daisy says:

    I had a pop rock martini once before, it was definitely a fun cocktail experience, something everyone should try once 😉

  21. Lucy says:

    I’m thinking Sierra Mist would be a great addition to a lemon drop or mojito!

  22. SRG says:

    Oh My! This cocktail looks like it could become my new favorite! Yum! Happy New Year

  23. Brooke says:

    I use Sierra Mist in my whiskey slushes.

  24. Karen says:

    Raspberry Vodka, Sierra Mist and a splash of Pom juice! Happy New Year!

  25. Over the weekend, I discovered ginger vodka. I’d love to try that with Sierra Mist!

  26. Jen S. says:

    1 can frozen Limeaid Concentrate
    5 oz. vodka
    1 bottle Sierra Mist
    Serve on ice with a cherry.

    This is great for a party.

  27. lauren says:

    my favorite is sierra mist natural with watermelon pucker and watermelon vodka. YUM 🙂

  28. aj says:

    I make Martha Stewart’s Cranberry sparklers every year for Christmas: 1 oz Grand Marnier + 2 oz. cranberry juice in a Champagne flute & top with Champagne!

  29. gia says:

    i like making SANGRIA with sierra mist natural! fruit, red wine (or white), and sierra mist natural for some bubbly and sweetness! yumyumyum

  30. Cat says:

    Not a big alcohol drinker but I love Sierra Mist and fruit juice (any kind!)
    Drinking from cocktail glasses is fun 🙂

  31. Rebecca C. says:

    Sierra mist, cranberry juice and a little orange liquor. We normally drink cranberry juice and orange juice together for breakfast so this is a nice way to make a more “adult” version.

  32. Rachel says:

    I use to mix it with rum (mango or passion fruit parrot bay) mmm 🙂

  33. I personally think any vodka tastes good with Sierra Mist! However, some favorites of mine to mix with it is Watermelon Smirnoff or Raspberry Smirnoff. =)

  34. Vijitha says:

    Sierra mist with any vodka. Happy new year to you! 🙂

  35. Melissa says:

    Sierra mist with vodka and cranberry<3

  36. Jen says:

    I have discovered Black Cherry Vodka. I imagine that it will go well with Sierra Mist.

  37. Beverly says:

    I am pretty standard. I will mix sierra mist with bourbon instead of ginger ale.

  38. Weezie says:

    I love using Sierra Mist in place of tonic water in G&Ts, but my favorite use for it is a replacement for club soda in the best drink ever…The Bootlegger (aka swamp water, since that’s what it looks like…).
    I mix frozen lemonade and frozen limeade concentrate with tons of fresh mint and freeze it into a slush, then add it to a glass of bourbon and Sierra Mist! The Sierra Mist compliments the mint and lemon-lime flavors, and strikes a great balance with the bourbon, since it isn’t too sweet. Love it!

  39. kimz says:

    Sierra Mist plus pomegranate juice plus white wine = jungle juice. Delicious delicious jungle juice.

  40. anash says:

    It would be a pina coolada with a dash of sierra mist! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  41. Lesa says:

    Stoli Vanilla and Sprite….but I guess here it would be Sierra Mist!!! The trick is that it has to be Stoli brand vanilla vodka, every other just tastes funny. If you’re out of it for some reason, try Effen Black Cherry!!!

  42. Aubreylaine says:

    I love Sierra Mist & Coconut Rum! So delicious!
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  43. Raijean says:

    I love Sierra Mist mixed with Ciroc.. it’s so good

  44. Kim K says:

    sierra mist with coconut vodka, blue curacao and pineapple juice with a little mint!

  45. Leslie says:

    Sierra Mist & cranberry juice, both in light/diet versions for a refreshing lower calorie drink!

  46. Kelsey says:

    All of your alcoholic concoctions sound amazing. Poprocks.. how fun!

  47. Kathy S says:

    Frostbite…sierra mist, grapefruit juice, blueberries, and pineapple juice

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