Whenever I look at a cocktail menu on a bar, a Cosmopolitan is undoubtedly on the menu. Now, I have nothing against the Cosmpolitan but at the risk of sounding, oh, I don’t know, snobby, aren’t Cosmopolitans a little bit…you know, 2004? Let’s make this the year of the pomegranate martini instead.
While pomegranate juice isn’t exactly new to the block, it has a refreshing tartness that a lot of cocktails lack.
Pomegranate juice can often be costly, but PAMA Pomegranate liqueur offers the same tartness and a touch of triple sec goes a long way in balancing a not-to-sweet flavor in your beverage.
With my recently acquired martini shaker I made a couple of quick batches of this martini, which I think would be perfect for any holiday party, dinner or get-together.
- ½ cup PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
- 3 ounces (2 1.5-ounce shot glasses) premium vodka
- ½ oz. Orange Flavored Liqueur (such as Triple Sec)
- Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon zest.