Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pomegranate Martini

I've been hearing a lot of buzz about pomegranate martinis, or pomtinis as I call them, and how they are healthier and yummier than other drinks.  Last night, I decided I needed to test this theory and today I am here to report that they are so good AND lower in calorie than other fruity drinks!

pomegranate syrup (grenadine)
orange slice

Place martini glasses in the freezer or place crushed ice in the glass to chill (see picture below).  Fill the shaker about 1/2 way with ice.  Pour 1 1/2 oz. vodka, 2 oz pomegranate syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon vermouth into the shaker.  Secure the shaker lid and shake until well-blended.  Run an orange slice around the rim of the martini glass and coat the rim with sugar.  Pour liquid into the glass and garnish with a thin orange slice or a pomegranate.  To be honest, if these measurements aren't enough for you, it won't hurt to add a little bit more of everything!

Happy almost summer!

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