Making the Perfect Pomegranate Martini Making the Perfect Pomegranate Martini
If you are looking for the perfect sweet martini to serve your guest at a dinner party or holiday function, a pomegranate martini is just the thing. Combining the sweet juice of pomegranate with vodka will never taste better than following this recipe. Whip these up on the spot or beforehand to have a truly exceptional drink using real fruit juice.
Step 1 – Add Ice
To get started, you will need to add some ice to the shaker. How much is up to you, but know that a chilled martini is by far the best. If you like a martini on the rocks, add a few pieces. If you just want to chill your martini and serve it straight up, add more to quickly chill the alcohol. A martini can be served either way, it is just based on personal preference.
Step 2 – Add Vodka
Add 2 ½ ounces of vodka to the shaker. If you like the citrus flavored vodka, use it here, as it imparts a nice flavor when combined with the fruit juice. If you do not like citrus flavored vodka, skip it and just add regular vodka.
Step 3 – Add Triple Sec
Pour 1 ounce of triple sec or Cointreau to the shaker. You can use any orange liquor here, depending on both what you prefer and your budget. Generally though, the flavor of the pomegranate juice will overbear the orange liquor so there is no need to get a top-of-the-line orange liquor.
Step 4 – Add Lemon
Slice your lemon in half the long way. Cut a slice from one half and squeeze its juice into the shaker. Add the lemon to the shaker if you prefer a stronger lemon flavor.
Step 5 – Add Pomegranate Juice
Pour 6 ounces of pomegranate juice into the shaker and shake it rigorously for s few seconds to mix all the ingredients.
Step 6 – Add Garnish
Pour your pomegranate martinis into martini glasses. If you want to dress up your drink a little bit, place a couple pomegranate seeds in the bottom of the glass for decoration. Another option is to add a twist of lemon. If you prefer the lemon, slice another piece of lemon off. Remove the rind and twist it up tightly. Rub it along the rim of your martini glass to give it a nice lemony flavor and then place it on the edge of the glass.
Now slowly sip this delicious fruit martini treat and enjoy! This recipe makes two drinks. If you are having a party and want to serve pomegranate martinis, consider mixing all the ingredients ahead of time and putting everything into a pitcher and chilling it in your refrigerator. This perfect combination of sweet juice and liquor will surely be enjoyed by all that join you.