Late Summer Sip: PAMA Liqueur with Soda and Lime

We've been meaning to show you our new favorite liqueur for quite a while. But as we sipped and sipped, the bottle level got lower and lower, and now we have hardly any left to show you! And that, I suppose, is a recommendation all in itself. But here's a little description of this tart, ruby-colored liqueur, and the reasons why we sipped it all summer long.

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PAMA is a pomegranate liqueur — a mix of pomegranate juice from California pomegranates, vodka, and a touch of tequila. The final alcohol content is relatively low: 17%. This makes a lovely mixer for cool weeknight drinks. We love drinking a little glass of PAMA with ice, cold soda water, and a few squeezes of fresh lime juice. It's tart, sweet, and rather rich-tasting — like a pomegranate itself. There are even the slightly bitter aftertastes of the tannins in the pomegranate fruit.

It's refreshing and very pretty, too. And this is a liqueur that will carry over well into the fall. We can picture it mixed with orange juice or Grand Marnier for holiday cocktails, or with Champagne for a pink and fizzy Christmas toast.

Have you ever tried PAMA? What did you think? It's joining our list of great liqueurs to have on hand for refreshing soda mixers.

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(Images: Faith Durand; PAMA Liqueur)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.