Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini

Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini

I love a pomegranate lemon drop martini It’s bright and sweet, with a little bit of tartness from the lemon.  This recipe is great for entertaining because it’s easy to make in bulk so that you have plenty for your party guests—and it looks as beautiful as it tastes!

What you will need to make this Martini:

Vodka:

  • Key role: Provides the alcoholic base for the cocktail.
  • Importance: Vodka serves as the primary spirit, offering a neutral flavor that allows the other ingredients, particularly the fruity and citrusy elements, to shine. Its presence adds depth and strength to the drink without overpowering the other flavors.

Pomegranate juice (from 3 ounces of fresh pomegranate arils):

  • Key role: Offers a vibrant, fruity flavor and rich color.
  • Importance: Pomegranate juice brings a unique sweet-tart taste and a beautiful red hue to the cocktail. Extracted from fresh pomegranate arils, it provides antioxidants and a refreshing quality that balances the other ingredients while lending a distinct and delightful fruity note.

Lemon juice:

  • Key role: Adds a bright, citrusy element and acidity.
  • Importance: The lemon juice contributes acidity, enhancing the overall flavor profile by balancing the sweetness of the other ingredients. It also brings a zesty freshness that complements the sweetness of the pomegranate and helps to lift the flavors of the cocktail.

Simple syrup:

  • Key role: Sweetens and balances the flavors.
  • Importance: Simple syrup is a fundamental ingredient that adds sweetness without altering the texture of the cocktail. It helps to harmonize the tartness of the lemon juice and the natural sweetness of the pomegranate juice, ensuring a well-balanced and pleasant taste.

Orange liqueur (Cointreau):

  • Key role: Introduces a citrusy and sweet orange flavor.
  • Importance: Orange liqueur, such as Cointreau, contributes both sweetness and a vibrant orange essence to the cocktail. It complements the other citrus flavors while imparting depth and complexity. Additionally, it enhances the overall aroma and provides a subtle hint of orange that marries well with the pomegranate and lemon flavors, elevating the drink’s taste profile.

Simple Syrup

To make the simple syrup, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1  cup of water in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until all the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool completely before using as needed.*

For the pink sugar rim

To make the pink sugar rim, roll the edge of a martini glass in pomegranate juice then dip it in sugar. It will create a slightly pink sugar rim. At this point place the martini glasses in the freezer or fridge.

This martini can serve as a decoration at your party, too!

This drink is a great party drink for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a formal dinner party or throwing an impromptu gathering of friends, this martini will make your guests feel welcome—and maybe even help them relax!

You can serve this cocktail in a martini glass, but it’s also an excellent decoration for your party table. Once the martini has been strained into the glass and served to guests, add pomegranate seeds at the bottom of each cup (they’ll sink to the bottom). You could also create a non-alcoholic version of this recipe if you’re serving children at your event; just remove all alcohol ingredients from Step 1 and proceed with mixing lemon juice and simple syrup together in Step 2.

 

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. It’s so easy to make, and it tastes delicious! These martinis are perfect for a special occasion or just an everyday drink. They have a beautiful color that everyone will be jealous of—and they make great decorations too!

 

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Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini

Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American, mixology
Keyword: craft cocktails, lemondrop, martini, mixology, pomegranate
Servings: 1 martini
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller

Ingredients

Ingredients for pomegranate lemon drop martini:

  • 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces fresh pomegranate arils or 2 ounces of pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur we use Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces vodka

Ingredients to rim the glass:

  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate juice

Instructions

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

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  3. Gina Reply

    5 stars
    This is one delicious cocktail! I love the flavor combination and enjoy sipping on this over the weekend. I will be making this again for my friends and I at our next get-together!

  4. Brandi Reply

    5 stars
    These are perfect for a girls night in. So festive and delicious. Everyone loved them.

  5. Shelby Reply

    5 stars
    This is the perfect red cocktail for the holidays or valentine’s day! Fresh pomegranate juice makes it really nice for sipping.

  6. Colleen Reply

    5 stars
    I will definitely make this cocktail again! They are very delicious and festive, and will be on repeat for holiday festivities.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Colleen,

      Yay! This is on repeat all holiday long over here!

      Dina and Bruce

  7. Dana Reply

    5 stars
    ALL about this festive cocktail! It was delicious and so easy! Definitely making it again over the holidays. Thanks for another hit!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Dana,

      We can not stop making this and a version with grapefruit juice over here for the holidays! Cheers!

      Dina and Bruce

  8. Alison Corey Reply

    Your description of this bright and sweet dish, complemented by a hint of tartness from lemon and adorned with vibrant pomegranate seeds, has me utterly captivated! The combination of flavors sounds like a delightful dance on the taste buds, offering a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess.

  9. Mahy Reply

    5 stars
    The perfect cocktail to make these holidays! It looks delicious, and seems like it is also very easy to make. 😉

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