Cocktail Party

Pomegranate Martini

December  9, 2021
1 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Lauren LaPenna.
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • makes 1 cocktail
Test Kitchen Notes

We’re in the midst of a martini renaissance, which may or may not be tied to a yearning to return to the simpler, not-so-distant ‘90s era when the espresso martinis were flowing and Bagel Bites were the ideal late-night snack. If you’re ready to forgo this beloved ‘tini in favor of something fruity—or perhaps switch it up just for the night (because we get it, coffee + vodka = yes please)—then consider the pomegranate.

Not unlike the Lemon Drop Martini, the Pomegranate Martini leans on the acidity of its star fruit, plus an extra oomph from a squeeze of lime juice, to round out the crisp, clean taste of Ketel One Vodka and cut through the sweetness of the orange liqueur. Before you shake things up, pop your martini glass in the freezer to chill and remove only when you’re ready to add your cocktail.

This recipe is shared in partnership with Ketel One Vodka. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 ounces Ketel One Vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  1. Place martini glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. Fill a shaker up with ice. Add the Ketel One vodka, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Shake for 10 to 20 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker is frosty-cold.
  3. Strain the martini into the chilled martini glass and serve.

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1 Review

Taylor S. February 23, 2022
This was a solid drink and I would make this again, just with different pomegranate juice. The juice I bought from a middle eastern food market was a less sweet juice than others I've had. In this drink, I would prefer a sweeter, more concentrated juice, but that's just me!