This Pomegranate Martini is the perfect cocktail for the Christmas season, when pomegranates are abundant and we are all happily indulging in some festive cheer. But let’s get real peeps. Why, oh why wait to make it only at Christmas?
It is colourful, refreshing, fun to whip up and ideal for the summer, to wow your guests during all those BBQ’s, beach parties, picnics and any get together you are hosting. Or fall, or whenever.
Especially handy is the fact that the Pomegranate Martini recipe is super easy as you need only 4 ingredients (garnishes are entirely optional) and a regular pitcher to whip it up. No fancy cocktail shaker needed, although you can go ahead and use it if you have one. Make ahead and refrigerate until need and double or triple the recipe for a crowd.
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How To Make Pomegranate Martini
Step 1. Mix together the pomegranate juice, vodka, orange liqueur and lime juice in a small pitcher.
Step 2. Chill in a refrigerator till needed.
Step 3. Dip glass rims in water and dip wet rim in sugar to decorate glasses (optional).
Step 4. Pour into martini glasses, garnish with lemon slices and serve.
Tips For The Perfect Pomegranate Martini Recipe
- Choose a good vodka to make your Pomegranate Martini.
- For something a little different use a flavoured vodka eg orange vodka or raspberry vodka.
- This Martini Cocktail used Cointreau but you can easily use Triple Sec instead.
- Depending on your taste buds you can use gin instead of vodka in your Martini.
- The Pomegranate Martini is best served cold. If you don’t have enough time to chill it properly, then try freezing it for 5-10 mins before serving.
- Chill your garnishes so that the drink stays cold when you add them in.
- It is easier to start with pomegranate juice but I show you how to juice a pomegranate below.
How To Juice A Pomegranate
You might want to start your Martini Cocktail with your very own homemade pomegranate juice, in which case you need to know how to juice a pomegranate.
Step 1. Split the pomegranate into quarters and add these to a bowl of water.
Step 2. The using your fingers remove the seeds from each section (and the pith) into the water. The seeds will sink to the bottom and the pith will float to the top. Discard the pith and the pomegranate peel.
Step 3. Drain the pomegranate seeds using a sieve and remove any remaining pith.
Step 4. Add the pomegranate seeds to a blender and pulse for a few goes so that the seeds release their juices.
Step 5. Decant the pomegranate seeds into a sieve set over a bowl and using the back of a spoon squeeze the seeds to extract the juice.
Step 6. Discard the pomegranate seed pulp and use the juice as desired.
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- 250 ml (1 cup) fresh pomegranate juice
- 125 ml (0.5 cup) vodka
- 125 ml (0.5 cup) orange liqueur
- Juice of half a lime
- For garnish - Sugar Seeds from half a pomegranate, chilled
- Mix together the pomegranate juice, vodka, orange liqueur lime juice in a small pitcher and chill in a refrigerator till needed.
- Dip gals rim in water and dip wet rim in sugar to decorate glasses (optional)
- Pour into prepared martini glasses, garnish with pomegranate and serve.