Vanilla Pomegranate Martini
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a cocktail? I usually only see Pomegranates out around the holidays, so I thought they would be fun in a few holidays cocktails. I mean, the holidays are made for entertaining, and when you are not entertaining you are running around like crazy trying to get ready for the holidays…and those are the times you made need a cocktail for…you 😉
This Vanilla Pomegranate Martini only has 3 simple ingredients and will definitely be a hit at your holiday parties. And if you don’t use all the Pomegranate juice making these festive martinis, be sure to check out my Christmas Moscow Mules.
To make my Vanilla Pomegranate Martinis you just need pomegranate juice, vanilla vodka, fresh lime juice and pomegranate seeds for garnish. If are feeling extra fancy, you can put red sugar on the rims of the glasses. These martinis are light and easy to drink, but they do indeed pack a punch, so be careful 😉
To get the cocktail to layer, you have to pour in the juice first, then slowly pour in the vodka. As you an see, I didn’t use a traditional martini glass, this style let me place the pomegranate seeds right on the glass for a fun effect. Now, the layers look fun, but remind your guest that the first sip will be all vodka! So, maybe after they compliment you on how cool the cocktail looks, you may want to give it a little stir.
Now, here’s how to make these Vanilla Pomtinis, be sure to Print and Pin the recipe so that you can make them again and again.
- 2 oz of COLD Pomegranate juice
- 2 oz of COLD vanilla vodka - I used Florida Cane
- Squeeze of fresh lime juice
- Pomegranate seeds for garnish if desired
- Pour juice into glass
- SLOWLY pour the vodka in, if you can pour it onto the side of the glass instead of directly on top of the juice, you should be able to get the layering affect
- Add pomegranate seeds for garnish
If you would like to sugar coat your martini glass rim, rub the lime slice around the rim, pour red (or green of gold!!) sugar on a small plate, place the glass upside down on the plate and twist it lightly to coat the rim, then make your martini.
I hope you enjoy these Festive Vanilla Pomtinis as much as I do!
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