Thursday, August 25, 2011

By Guest Blogger - Jaclyn Giuliano


When the sweet people at Ruche asked me to craft a cocktail for them, I was so excited to share something that would be fun, perfect for summer, and of course a little girly. I instantly thought of my family trips to Hawaii when I would always ask to buy a carton of POG to have on hand during our stay. It’s a perfect blend of passion fruit, orange, and guava juices, that I have never found back home. Countless trips to the grocery store have turned up a number of pineapple/orange/guava combinations, but never the POG I remembered. After picking up two frozen bags of guava and passion fruit purees, I knew the only way to get the tropical feeling would be to mix up my own blend.


Since summers remind me of beaches, long nights, and icy cocktails with friends, I felt the perfect way to enjoy a homemade POG blend was as a pinky blush hued margarita and the blend of fresh orange juice, guava, and passion fruit purees seemed like a great thing to share with Ruche to celebrate a late summer cocktail.


The juice is great on its own and can even be mixed with a little sparkling water and lime juice to give it an extra bubble.


To make the POG juice:
3 cups fresh orange juice
2 cups frozen guava puree*
2 cups frozen passion fruit puree*
*Look for Goya brand
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup water


-Blend all ingredients in a large pitcher and add more sugar to taste if needed


To make the Blush Margarita:
¼ cup silver tequila
¼ cup triple sec
½ cup POG juice
1 lime wedge
sugar for rimming glass


-Pour sugar onto a plate and rim short glass with a lime wedge. Dip the glass rim in
-Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes and shake.
-Pour into glass a top with lime wedge


Guest Post by Jaclyn Giuliano of Stay in the Lines.

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