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Pomegranate Martini

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

1 serving

Updated: Jan. 31, 2023
Ring in the holidays with this crimson creation that sparkles with holiday cheer. The pomegranate martini is a smooth delight that's sure to be the talk of your get-togethers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1/2 ounce club soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Lemon zest strips, optional

Directions

  1. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add pomegranate juice, vodka, triple sec, club soda and lemon juice. Cover and shake until condensation forms on outside of shaker, 10-15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add pomegranate seeds and lemon zest.
Pomegranate Martini Tips

How can you make a pomegranate martini your own?

If you find you don't have any Triple Sec on hand, you can easily substitute it with another orange-flavored liqueur. Grand Marnier and Cointreau are two brands that will work. Grand Marnier is a blend of Cognac and Triple Sec, and Cointreau is straight-up Triple Sec. This pomegranate martini is very similar to a Cosmopolitan, which uses cranberry and lime juices instead of pomegranate and lemon.

How long should you chill the cocktail glasses?

Place the cocktail glasses in the freezer for at least 30 minutes prior to serving your martini. This will keep your cocktail at the ideal temperature for as long as possible. Looking for more cocktail ideas? Check out this list of mixed drink recipes.

How can you serve pomegranate martinis?

When garnishing with the lemon peel, peel the lemon over the drink. This way, any oils from the lemon will fall into the drink. You can also rub the rim of the glass with a lemon slice or wedge for added flavor. And here is a handy guide to removing pomegranate seeds if you want to garnish with them as well.

Alicia Rooker, RDN, Taste of Home Senior Recipe Editor/Recipe Tester

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 153 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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