Today for happy hour is my go-to cocktail… a Pomegranate Martini.
I thought I would share with you the cocktail I’m famous for around the ‘hood. It’s a Pomegranate Martini but it’s been fondly named a “Ju-tini” (since my name is Judy) by my neighbor Joyce. I don’t think any of the ladies around here know it’s really called a pomegranate martini, they just ask for a Ju-tini.
Make this martini with any good quality vodka (I usually drink Absolute, Ketel One, or Chopin), or you can go a little more wild and try it with a citron vodka or even an orange vodka. Once my sister-in-law gave me a bottle of Hanger One lime flavored vodka and it was equally delicious with that too! My favorite brand of pomegranate juice to use is Pom and I prefer to use the Pomegranate Cherry flavor for this cocktail. Making this drink is really just like making a Cosmo, just switch out the cranberry juice for the pomegranate juice. I use a squeeze of fresh lime in my Pomegranate Martini but you can use lemon if you like. They both work well. And last but not least, a bit of Cointreau is in there as well, which I like better than Triple Sec, but have been known to use Triple Sec frequently as well (it’s cheaper!).
- 2 shots vodka
- 1 shot Cointreau (or Triple Sec if you want to save money)
- 1 shot (or more to taste) Pom Pomegranate/Cherry juice
- 1/4–1/2 lime, juiced
- Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Drink up (but be careful, they can be potent)