Tantalizing Pomegranate Martini Recipes

Tastessence Staff Nov 18, 2018
A classic martini is made with gin and vermouth, and almost always garnished with an olive. This versatile cocktail is so popular, that one can find it made with just about any additional flavor.
There are more than a dozen ways to make pomegranate martinis. Here's a list of some all time favorites pomegranate martinis. Take a look.

With Cointreau Orange Liqueur

The Ingredients
● Pomegranate juice, 3 oz.
● Vodka, 1 oz.
● Cointreau orange liqueur, ½ oz.
● Crushed ice
● Fresh lemon, 1 slice

The Process
☞ Take a martini glass and pour vodka, pomegranate juice, and Cointreau orange liqueur into it. Stir well.
☞ Fill up a quarter of a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and pour in the contents of the glass into it.

☞ Shake and strain this cocktail, before pouring it back into the martini glass.

☞ Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon.

With Orange Juice

The Ingredients
● Gin, 6 oz. (chilled)
● Pomegranate syrup, ¼ cup
● Pomegranate seeds, ½ cup
● Orange, 1 (juiced)
● Lemon, 1 (juiced)
● Ice cubes, 4 or 5 pieces

The Process
☞ Take a medium-sized pitcher and pour some gin into it.
☞ Pour in lemon and orange juices along with pomegranate syrup. Stir well.

☞ Drop ice cubes into the mixture and continue stirring for about two minutes.

☞ Take out the ice after the mixture becomes chilled.

☞ Pour the mixture into a martini glass and garnish with pomegranate seeds, before you serve.

With Patron Silver Tequila

The Ingredients
● Patron Silver tequila, 2 oz.
● Cointreau liqueur, 1 oz.
● Pomegranate juice, 1½ cups
● Ice, 1 cup
● Pomegranate seeds, ½ cup
The Process
☞ Take a cocktail shaker and pour the tequila, pomegranate juice, and liqueur into it. Stir well.

☞ Add a cup of ice into the cocktail shaker and shake the mixture for about one minute.

☞ As soon as the mixture gets chilled, strain it and pour it into a martini glass.

☞ Use pomegranate seeds to garnish the drink, before you serve it.

With Lemon Juice

The Ingredients
● Citrus vodka, 2 oz.
● Plain syrup, 1 oz.
● Fresh lemon juice, ½ oz.
● Pomegranate juice, ¼ oz.
● Rose water, 5 tsp.
● Ice cubes, 1 cup
● Lemon slices (round)
The Process
☞ Take a clean cocktail shaker and pour vodka, lemon juice, pomegranate juice and syrup into it.

☞ Drop some ice into the shaker and shake the mixture till it become chilled and smooth.

☞ Add rose water to the drink and shake it a little more. Martini is now ready.

☞ Pour this into glasses and garnish with a rounded lemon slice, before serving.

With White Tequila

The Ingredients
● Absolute citron vodka/white tequila, 2 oz.
● Cointreau liqueur, 1 oz.
● Pomegranates, 1 (large sized)
● Ice, 1 cup
● Lemon, 1
● Superfine sugar, ½ cup
● Sparkling water

The Process
☞ It is recommended that you make use of fresh pomegranate juice for this recipe. So start by peeling and slicing a large pomegranate.
☞ Leave aside ½ a cup of pomegranate seeds for garnishing. Put the sliced pomegranate in a juicer to extract about 1½ cups of fresh pomegranate juice.

☞ Strain the juice before you use it.

☞ Prepare the martini glasses by passing a lemon wedge along their outside rim. Invert the glasses in a shallow dish filled with superfine sugar.
Set the glasses to chill in the refrigerator for about half an hour.

☞ Take a cocktail shaker. Fill ice halfway up in a cocktail shaker, and pour in the pomegranate juice, sparkling water, vodka, lemon juice, and Cointreau. Shake the mixture well.

☞ Strain the martini and pour it into the prepared martini glasses and garnish with pomegranate seeds.

With Raspberry Sorbet

The Ingredients
● Krol lemon/raspberry vodka, 2 oz.
● Fresh lemon juice, 1 oz.
● Pomegranate juice, 1 oz.
● Raspberry sorbet, 1 tbsp.
● Frozen raspberries, 3
● Ice cubes

The Process
☞ Start this recipe by squeezing 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice in a bowl.
☞ Set a martini glass into the refrigerator for chilling it.

☞ Take a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway up with ice.

☞ Pour the vodka, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, and raspberry sorbet into the cocktail shaker. Shake well.

☞ Strain the martini and pour it into a chilled martini glass.

☞ Garnish with frozen raspberries before you serve.
Pomegranate martinis have distinct flavors- a little tart and a little sweet. Pick one that suits your liking. However, if you plan to serve pomegranate martini at your party, then prefer the recipe with Cointreau orange liqueur.