Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini

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Recipe

Ingredients (serves 2):

1/2 ripe orange
3 ounces Absolut Mandarin vodka (or similar)
1.5 ounces Cointreau
2 ounces fresh   pomegranate juice
Ice

Directions:

  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice
  • Squeeze in juice from orange half
  • Add vodka and Cointreau
  • Shake drink briskly for 10-15 seconds
  • Serve in chilled martini glasses
  • Garnish with orange twist if desired

Bartender’s hints:  Only pure pomegranate juice from your grocer’s refrigerated juice section will yield a great cocktail.  Juices found in the bottled juice section (next to the Ocean Spray cranberry cocktail) are too thin and light to balance out the amount of alcohol in a martini-strength cocktail.  Also, we’ve tried some of the blends out there (pomegranate with blueberry, mango, acai, etc.) and have been disappointed each time, so we recommend sticking with basic, straight pomegranate juice.  POM will give great results.  If you can find Odwalla, even better (we like their juice best, but our local grocers seldom stock their “pure” pomegranate juice).  And, when they’re in season, organic Valencia oranges take this cocktail to the next level.  Seek them out.

Total time: 5 min | Prep: 5 min | Cook: N/A

2 Responses to “Pomegranate Martini”

  1. Nancy Phillips says:

    Hello, I’m a friend of Eve and John. They came to stay with me in Paris this summer. I’m making your cinnamon roll recipe right this minute but I’m also going to try this Pomegranate Martini for a holiday event next week. It looks so yummy! Thanks!
    Nancy

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