Sweet, tart, refreshing and festive! This Pomegranate Martini is a simple cocktail that hits just the right spot over the Thanksgiving to New Years Eve season or at a 4th of July BBQ! It is one of my go to recipes for girls nights and for elegant events!
Servings: 1 drink
- 2 oz pomegranate juice 1/4 cup
- 2 oz cranberry juice cocktail 1/4 cup
- 1 ½ oz lemon vodka Svedka, 360 or any sweet lemon vodka
- ½ oz triple sec
- 1 Tbsp. pomegranate seeds to garnish optional
- chunky sugar for rimming the glass optional
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker full of ice.
Shake until fully chilled.
Strain into a chilled martini glass with a sugared rim.
Garnish if desired and serve.
Garnish Note: I like a to put a Tablespoon or so of pomegranate seeds in the bottom of the glass and then a slice of lemon or lemon twist.
Make It Without Liquor (Virgin Martini)
Got some younger guests or somebody who needs to skip the booze? No problem! Leave the vodka and triple sec out and use 2oz of club soda or 7Up instead. The 7UP will make a sweeter more kid friendly drink and club soda will make a less sweet, more grown up drink. Garnish these with a maraschino cherry if you like! Make sure you still use that sugared rim - the kids LOVE it!
How to Rim a Cocktail Glass With Sugar
Buy a nice chunky sugar – often using a shiny crystal sugar intended to be used to decorate cupcakes works great.
(I find it in the baking section of the grocery store with the other sprinkles.)
Use a lemon to get the rim of the glass damp and then dip the glass in sugar. Instant sparkle!
Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 24mg