We are ready for the holiday cocktail party season with this pomegranate lemon drop martini! It is a fresh take on the traditional lemon drop. By adding the juice of freshly muddled pomegranate arils, you will create a bright pink cocktail that will be sure to wow your friends!
The pink sugar for the rims is created by using the pomegranate juice to rim the glasses in before you dip them in sugar!
Clearly you are gonna wanna make more than 1. In fact, you can make up a whole pitcher of pomegranate lemon drop martinis, or even use a large mason jar to make them in advance! We prefer to use fresh pomegranates in our cocktails, but you can buy the package of pomegranate arils in the produce section. If you have a hard time finding those, you can substitute pomegranate juice.
To make enough of these seriously delicious pomegranate lemon drop martinis, simply hit the 3X button and make up 3 of them! Head down to the bottom of this post to check out a few more holiday cocktails from a few of our favorite bloggers!
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Ingredients for pomegranate lemon drop martini:
- 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus one tablespoon
- 3 oz. fresh pomegranate arils
- 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- 2 oz. vodka
- sugar for rimming the glass
Instructions for rimming cocktail glasses for pomegranate lemon drop martinis:
Break up a few pomegranate arils into a tablespoon of lemon juice, to form a pink juice.
Place sugar on a flat plate, slightly mounding. Gently roll edge of martini glass in the pink juice, and then dip in the sugar, carefully pulling up and setting upright to slightly dry.
Instructions for mixing pomegranate lemon drop martini:
In a cocktail shaker, combine lemon juice and fresh pomegranate arils. Muddle to get all the juice out of the arils.
Using a fine strainer, strain out the pomegranate arils, squeezing to get all the juice out of them. Discard the arils. Pour juice back into shaker.
Add the orange liqueur, simple syrup and vodka to the pomegranite lemon juice. Add a few cubes of ice, and shake.
Strain into pink sugar rimmed martini glass.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: cocktails
- Method: mixology
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: pomegranate lemon drop martini, cocktails, holiday drinks