Pomegranate Martini Recipe


Pomegranate Martinis are a sexy cocktail – just the right blend of sweet and tart without being too much of either.  This drink is similar to a Cosmopolitan, but features the delicious ruby-red pomegranate juice.  Perfect to serve to your family and friends for the upcoming holiday season or any winter gathering.  What about a cozy winter night at home?

This cocktail is loaded with antioxidants and flavor.  It’s health benefits are numerous from anti-oxidants and anti-cancer abilities to reducing cholesterol and cleansing the arteries. Pomegranate Martinis are a great New Year’s Eve cocktail as Pomegranates represent good luck in Turkey.


Pomegranate Martini
Pomegranata Martini

Pomegranate Martini Recipe:

Pomegranate Martini Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0

Yield: 2 servings


Ice cubes
1 1/2 cups fresh pomegranate juice (see recipe below for making juice if you can not find it at your local store)*
2 ounces Absolute Citron Vodka or white tequila
1 ounce Cointreau Liquor
Splash of sparkling water
Squeeze of lemon
Superfine sugar for dipping
Pomegranate seeds, garnish (optional)

*  Pomegranate Juice may be purchased at most grocery stores and also on line.



Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.  Place pomegranate juice, vodka, Cointreau, sparkling water, and lemon juice; shake.  Pour strained liquor into sugar-rimmed martini cocktail glass.  Garnish each with some pomegranate seeds.

NOTE : To create a sugar-rimmed glass, take a lemon or lime wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist.  Dip the edge of the glass in the sugar.

Makes 2 serving.


Pomegranate Juice Recipe:

To make Pomegranate Juice, cut a ripe medium-sized pomegranate in half and squeeze with any conventional juicer or press. If necessary, also strain the juice through a mesh strainer.

Each Pomegranate should yield about 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of juice.




Source: Adapted from Oprah Whinfrey’s television show which featured this recipe on her show called Oprah and Rachael Ray Throw a Holiday Party.

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