Pomegranate Martini

I always associate pomegranate with Christmas and New Year.  It is very common to see it on an Italian table during the holidays.  I love its intense ruby colour and the juicy, yet crunchy texture of its seeds.  I think it is one of the prettiest fruits that exist!  Being very common in the Mediterranean areas, I thought it would make the perfect ingredient for one of the drinks for the Sicilian Street Food New Year’s Eve Party that I organised as part of Foodbuzz’s 24×24 program.  It is not technically a “Martini”, as it does not contain either Gin or Vermouth, but I guess it is simply named after the cocktail glass it shares with the Martini.

Recipe adapted from Drinks Mixer

Ingredients (makes 1):
1 oz. vodka
½ oz. Grand Marnier
3 oz. pomegranate juice

Combine all the ingredients, mix well and serve into a chilled cocktail glass.

Pomegranate Martini

I am sorry for James Bond, but I like my Martini to be stirred, not shaken… ;-)

Pomegranate Martini

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  1. mjskit says:

    Happy New Year Manu! Hope you and your family had a wonderful New years weekend and holiday season! This sounds like a great cocktail to bring in the new year. How could something NOT be good if it’s got Grand Marnier in it! :) Wishing you a wonderful 2012!

  2. Kaitlin says:

    What a perfect drink to have as the ball dropped! I hope you have a great new year!

  3. Christine says:

    Sounds like a great cocktail! Happy New Year!

  4. What a festive cocktail Manu,one can certainly see why it’s so loved at Christmas. POM is available in Canada too, but its hugly expensive. Congrats again on your success with food buzz, it’s so great for you.

  5. Gourmantine says:

    Lovely cocktail Manu! Happy New Year! :)

  6. beti says:

    I would love to have it now! sounds so refreshing

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