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Pomegranate Martini Recipe – the perfect seasonal cocktail! Made with vodka, pomegranate juice, liqueur and lemon juice in under 5 minutes. Festive and simple to make, this cocktail is great for the holidays!

A martini glass with pomegranate martini

This is just a fun and easy way to make this bright and refreshing cocktail at home. Not a classic recipe, but just the way I make it.

Pomegranates are in season and I use them for salads, snacking or in drinks like this one. I recently made homemade pomegranate juice and can’t wait to share the recipe with you.

Serve it at parties, date night or romantic evening. 

Martini

A cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. The most popular variation, the vodka martini, uses vodka instead of gin for the cocktail’s base spirit. This Pomegranate Martini Recipe features a “Vodka Martini”.

The gin to vermouth ratio for a classic Martini Cocktail is 2:1 in favor of the gin, but you can always adjust the amounts to your personal taste.

Two glasses with pomegranate martini at a tabletop

How to make the perfect pomegranate Martini?

This recipe makes just one drink, but you can easily make as many as you’d like.

The ruby red colored drink reminds me of Cosmopolitan Martini, because of its color and tart, flavorful taste. It definitely has a fruity taste, balanced sweetness slight tartness from the Pomegranate juice.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka – unflavored, good quality, if possible
  • Orange liqueur – I often use Grand Marnier, since it is my favorite, but other liqueurs like Curaçao, Cointreau and Aperol will also work.
  • Lemon juice – preferably freshly squeezed. Lime juice can be used instead. Juice from Meyer Lemons will work great here, because it has a unique smell and taste.
  • Pomegranate juice – I used store bought in the video below, but homemade, freshly squeezed/pressed works best. Pomegranate juice mixes could be used, if this is what you have.
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel – this is optional, for garnishing. To make it – carefully cut into the fruit at an angle and remove the bright, yellow peel, avoiding the white pith. You can make the pieces as wide/narrow as you’d like.

Two martini glasses with pomegranate martini inside.

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour into a martini glass or just a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon peel (optional). 

Recipe Tips:

  • No shaker, no problem! You can just place all ingredients in a tall glass/jar and stir. Then strain into a martini glass (or any cocktail glass of your choice.
  • Adjust the sweetness/tartness – pomegranate juice varies in tartness/sweetness greatly. Depending on the type of Pomegranates, the juice could be less sweet, the color will vary and it may have thick or thin consistency. If you have a very tart pomegranate juice, adding some liquid sweetener to the drink will work. Use lime, instead of lemon juice as it has a more bitter taste and different flavor.
  • Make up to 1 hour in advance – this could be made as a punch and served at parties. Just make sure you make it up to 1 hour in advance, since the vodka and liqueur will start to “evaporate” and change their taste and flavor.
  • Recipe variations – make it with cranberry or tart cherry juice. Use Pomegranate vodka and/or Pomegranate liqueur. The flavors will vary, depenting on how you decide to customize the drink.

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Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini Recipe - the perfect seasonal cocktail! Made with vodka, pomegranate juice, liqueur and lemon juice in under 5 minutes. Festive and simple to make, this cocktail is great for the holidays!
Prep: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier or other orange flavored liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz Pomegranate juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients in a shaker.
  • Shake for 30 seconds.
  • Pour into martini glass.
  • Add a lemon peel (optional).
  • Serve.

Video

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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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