Perfect Party Cocktail: Pomegranate Martini

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A bottle of champagne in a tub of ice.

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.

Pomegranate Martini
Recipe type: Things to Drink
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Serves: 2 cocktails
  • ½ cup PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 3 ounces (2 1.5-ounce shot glasses) premium vodka
  • ½ oz. Orange Flavored Liqueur (such as Triple Sec)
  1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon zest.

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  • Reply
    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen
    January 3, 2012 at 7:47 am

    What a pretty looking cocktail! 🙂

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    The Waspy Redhead
    December 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Hey Maris,

    Hope you had a happy holiday, it’s been too long since I visited these parts. This cocktail sounds delightful, I just adore Pama. A splash in my champagne is a nice treat.

    Hope you’re well.


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    December 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Stoppy by to wish you a Merry Christmas! Hope you enjoy this holiday season! 🙂

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    December 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I love POM juice but haven’t tried the liqueur yet. This cocktail does seem very festive!

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    December 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I’m way more of a fan of the flavor of pomegranate than I am of cranberry, anyway! Love this!

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    EA-The Spicy RD
    December 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Love a good pomegranate martini! This looks delicious-definitely want to try some PAMA liqueur!

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    The Teacher Cooks
    December 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Sounds so good! Send one my way.

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    December 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I bought that PAMA a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Now I’ve been thinking I really ought to infuse my own alcohols. I have a pomegranate in my refrigerator as well as some cranberries in my freezer, maybe some pom-cran version?

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    December 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Hi Maris. LOVE this!! (in fact, made something very similar when we had friends over last weekend) Hope all is well in your world!!!!!!!

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    December 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Colorful cocktails add such a great holiday twist!! thanks!!

  • Reply
    Alexis @ There She Goesa
    December 15, 2011 at 6:56 am

    have yet to try the pama liquor – but, perfect for a holiday party!

  • Reply
    December 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    looks great and easy to make could also add some real pomegranate to garnish ?

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    Sherilyn @ Wholepromise
    December 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Glad I discovered this! Just in time for xmas as well.. Putting what I need on my xmas shopping list now.

  • Reply
    December 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve never heard of pomegranate liquor, what a wonderful sounding cocktail. Cheers!

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    December 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

    YUMYUMYUM! Need I say more- YUM!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray
    December 14, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Oh boy, I have all these ingredients. Trouble! 😉

  • Reply
    December 14, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I just went to a party and she was serving this drink and pomegranate champagne. It was perfect!

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    December 14, 2011 at 8:02 am

    This sounds so perfect for the holidays Maris!!!!

  • Reply
    December 14, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Eek! No the cosmo is still totally in! Right?! Or did I look like a loser ordering one last week… :-/ lol

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    December 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Try this with citrus flavored vodka minus the triple sec. I use Grapefruit flavored Absolut!

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    December 5, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I agree, Cosmos are so 2004! LOL. I was never a huge cosmo fan, but I would love this pomegranate martini! Looks so festive and pretty!

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    Denise Michaels - Adventurous Foodie
    December 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks so much for a very holiday appropriate recipe. Makes me want to throw a party just so I can serve a cool martini like this. (I also have a set of very cool holiday-ish martini glasses I want to use.)

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    Chez Us
    December 2, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Oh, I would like two please!

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    December 2, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Ooo, that drink looks great…so pretty too.

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    December 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Yum! This is my dad’s favorite drink, too. It’s fun to put pomegranate seeds in for garnish, too 🙂 Love the color!!

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    November 30, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Totally loving these cocktail recipes. This looks tasty!

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    November 30, 2010 at 9:51 am

    It certainly has a pretty holiday color

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    Cookin' Canuck
    November 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    This would be perfect for a holiday party. Maybe I’ll have to bring this to our annual New Year’s celebration.

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    November 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    sounds really good — I wouldn’t mind one right now!

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