Monday, January 30, 2012

Pomegranate Martini

I really am not a connoisseur when it comes to martinis. Give me a good micro brew any day. But when offered one, I will not refuse. After all, they are delicious! My recent post about a recipe for Candy Cane Martinis has lead me to notice something- a great deal of people have found my blog by searching the word "martini". So for the numerous martini lovers out there, I bring you another recipe that my sister found and made for me.

This was a delicious martini, though it differed from most in that it was very heavy on the fruit juice. For the second batch my sister ended up almost doubling the amount of vodka and cointreau.  (Or, you could simply use less pomegranate juice if you wanted a stronger martini.)

Pomegranate Martini
(from Oprah Winfery via Rachel Ray)
((Printable Recipe))

1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka or white tequila
1 ounce Cointreau liquor
Cup of ice
A splash of sparkling water (optional)
A squeeze of lemon (optional)
Fresh pomegranate aerials

1. Shake ingredients in a shaker and put in chilled martini glasses.

2. Place about a 1/2 to 1 tablespoon pomegranate aerials into the glass.

Serves 2

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