Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pomegranate Martini

Here is a slightly tart Fall treat that will be the star of any event. I served these at a recent charity cocktail party where we raised money in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


1.5 ounces of vodka
2 ounces of pomegranate juice
1 ounce of simple syrup
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
3 or 4 ice cubes

Rim a martini glass with sugar by taking a wedge of either lime or lemon and rubbing it around the edges of the glass. Next dip the glass into an appropriately sized bowl of sugar, and set aside.

Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Strain into your martini glass, and garnish with a lime wedge. If you are unsure of how to make a simple syrup, see this recipe.

If you are serving these at a cocktail party, it is best to make up a big batch of these and store them in a decorative pitcher. This way your guests will have easy access to these delicious libations. Each guest can simply use the shaker to prepare their own cocktail. You could even rim a bunch of glasses ahead of time. Cheers everyone!

Taste the cocktail for appropriate sweetness before serving as not all pomegranate juices are created equal. If it's not sweet enough, add a little more simple syrup. If it seems too sweet, try adding some extra citrus juice.


Bunny Trails said...

I'm drooling over the picture. Nothing beats a Pom martini!! Havana 59 makes a pretty decent one too. I've always wanted a good recipe for home. THANKS!

The Cook said...

This is a great cocktail! I noticed a typo's 1 teaspoon of lime juice, not 12! Sorry' about that. :)

Michele said...

This recipe looks great and the picture makes my mouth water.

I would like to make this for my boss's holiday this week. You mentioned making a big batch. How should I go about that and what supplies will I need to bring to her house after making the batch (shaker, ice, etc.)

Thanks for the idea...I've never made martinis before.

The Cook said...

Hi Michele,

Just multiply out the recipe to suit your needs. You can make the drink ahead of time at home, and carry it to your party in a pitcher or other container with a lid. At the party you will want to have a shaker, ice, and sliced lemons/ limes for garnish. If it were me, i would skip the sugared rim, and just make things simple in transport. The drink is still plenty good! Have fun, and be safe!

Michele said...

Thank You sooo much! These promegranate martinis were a big hit at my company party and there wasn't enough for seconds as everyone wanted one. Highly recommended!!