A Pomegranate Martini Is the Perfect Holiday Cocktail

Danielle Daly

A pomegranate martini is the perfect for any season, but it's especially wonderful during fall and winter when the  sweet, tangy fruit is in season. A pomegranate's jewel-like seeds add a sweet burst to , Ree Drummond's , and cool-weather , but they're also scrumptious in this . And what's more festive for the holidays than a ruby-hued drink?! Grab a fresh pomegranate, juice, and make this drink—or check out other for inspiration! 

What alcohol goes with pomegranate?

Vodka, a neutral spirit, lets the flavor of the pomegranate juice shine. Orange liqueur, such as triple sec, Cointreau, and even Grand Marnier, adds the subtle taste of citrus zest. White (dry) vermouth adds a wine-like acidity, much like a traditional . If you don’t have vermouth, use fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice in its place. Skip aged spirits that spend time in oak, like bourbon or whiskey, and/or peppery gin. These all clash with the fruitiness of the pomegranate juice.  

Is pomegranate juice sweet?

100% pomegranate juice is slightly sweetened, but the overall taste of this cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet, citrus-y, and tart. If you like a sweeter drink, add a tablespoon of to the mix. 

What is a good pomegranate drink? 

This martini is a perfect, fruity sipper, but if you're a tequila fan, try a ! The are also refreshing, and great for a party. But if you're looking for a drink the whole family can enjoy, try the or for something on the cozier side.

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