Pomegranate Martini

I got this recipe from our friend Jude – thanks Jude!

Shake the following in a shaker until mixed and cold:

  • 2 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 2 oz. citrus vodka
  • 1 oz. Cointreau (or other orange liquor if Cointreau not available)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • ice

Pour a splash of soda – maybe a half ounce or so – into the bottom of the martini glass, and then pour the shaker contents to fill up the glass.

Notes: Regarding pomegranate juice brands: I have tried several brands, but the only ones that truly taste decent in this drink are POM or Odwalla (the Odwalla flavor name is PomaGrand). Make sure you are getting plain old pomegranate juice, and not the crap flavored with “berry” or “passion fruit” – it tastes horrible, and will make a rotten drink.