It's been a bit of a crazy week and half, but it definitely calls for happy hour, or a good cocktail.

With all the holiday craziness, the office and school has been insane. I finished my last paper on food waste (which is fascinating to read about!) and found out I was being given a new opportunity at work- YAY!

As I worked on transitioning to my new position- one that I could not be more excited about, everything seemed crazy. But once the holiday weekend rolled around, I was able to sit back and appreciate all that life has given me.

While there have been many trials, errors, and hardships I have been dealt, I couldn't be happier with my outcomes. An amazing job with a company I love, 1 semester left of graduate school, the sweetest cookie monster, and a pup who always knows when I need a cuddle. 

I guess 2016 wasn't so bad for me after all. 

To celebrate life and ring in the New Year, enjoy this bubbly sip! 

Servings: 2 drinks


  • 2 oz gin, divided
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice, divided
  • Lime wedge, plus extra for garnish
  • Prosecco or champagne
  • Pomegranate arils for garnish 


  1. Add 1 oz of gin to each glass.
  2. Add juice of one lime wedge and about 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice.
  3. Top with champagne or prosecco.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge and pomegranate arils. 
  5. Enjoy!