November is National Pomegranate Month. To kick off the month, we are posting a review of Pama Pomegranate liqueur. Pama is a good as it sounds (unless you are a pomegranate hater). Buy yourself a bottle and whip up pomegranate drinks all month long. The plus is that they make great drinks to serve guests for Thanksgiving.
Pomegranates are sensuous – they are ripe, lush and bursting with deep red fruit – and they scream fall. Pomegranates are also a perfect combination of sweet and tart. Yet, what makes pomegranates so amazing is elusive – its a unique combination of taste, color and appearance. Yet, Pama does an amazing job at capturing those the pomegranates alluring qualities. Not always an easy task for a liqueur or spirit.
Pama launched in early 2006 and has fast become a crowd favorite. Like St. Germain’s Elderflower Liqueur, Pama is a great addition to almost any drink. It makes a great Pomegranate mimosa or cosmo. I also really like it with tequila (for some reason, tequila and pomegranate are wonderful pairing partners). It’s a blend of California pomegranate juice, vodka and a touch of tequila.
Visually, the Pama is a medium red color with orange highlights and viscosity. On the nose, the Pama has a medium plus intensity of sweet pomegranate (you don’t get the tart aspects so much on the nose), candied rose and a hint of orange. On the palate, Pama has an intense flavor that captures the tart and sweet essence of pomegranate with a hint of rose, vanilla and orange. It almost reminds me of a Sweet Tart. Medium finish.
I am a fond of pomegranates and Pama. Try one of my own creations that combines Pomegranates, chocolate and luscious creme (if you love ice cream as much as I do, switch vanilla ice cream for the cream and have yourself a lovely ice cream drink) – the Chocolate Covered Pomegranate.