A flavored Martini is bound to be delicious, and when you pair it with something as nice as pomegranate you know it’s going to be amazing !
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What is Pomegranate Martini?
Pomegranate Martini is a fruity Martini that adds pomegranate juice into the mix. The recipe calls for pomegranate juice but doesn’t state a specific kind (fresh or carton, sweetened or not). Fresh pomegranate juice will always be quite sour, and needs a little bit of simple syrup. Meanwhile carton juice is always sweetened but is still quite sour. It also ahs the added benefit of being more shelf-stable.
So whichever you use, know that this will mostly be a sour drink, though it does call for a bit of simple syrup.
Pomegranate Martini Cocktail Recipe
A fruity Martini is always welcome, so get ready to enjoy this sweet and sour pomegranate version !
- 2 oz vodka
- 0.75 oz triple sec
- 0.5 oz lime juice
- 0.5 simple syrup
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- granulated sugar for the rim
- Wet the rim of a Martini glass, dip it in the granulated sugar. Set aside.
- In a shake combine all ingredients, plus ice. Shake very well.
- Strain into Martini glass.
The sugar rim on this is optional since it's not overly sour. Feel free to skip it if you like.
When is this drink best ?
I think the pomegranate Martini works great as a summer cocktail, with a bright red color and a beautiful mix of fruity ingredients. I could see this served at a dinner party, a fancy dinner date, or even at an upscale lounge. Definitely on the smart-casual side of things.
My thoughts on Pomegranate Martini
I liked the pomegranate Martini, I think it has a really nice balance of sweet and sour. There is some sourness and flavor from the pomegranate juice (I used carton), and the lime juice (fresh), but it’s balanced by the sweetness from the simple syrup and the triple sec. The entire mix of orange, pomegranate, and lime flavors is also quite nice.
There’s an alcohol burn at the end, since this is a potent drink but it’s also something you sip on so be careful !
If you like Pomegranate Martini, you might also like…
Pomegranate Cosmopolitan – a similar drink, but more on the sour side
Blood Orange Martini – a delicious Martini with blood orange juice
Pomegranate Gimlet – a gimlet with added pomegranate
Notes, substitutes, and tips
The recipe is built to make this a sweet and sour drink, but if you need more sweetness add more simple syrup or consider using grenadine instead of pomegranate juice.
A bit of expressed orange peel might work very nicely in this.