The pomegranate: that beautiful red fruit that you walk by in the store and think, “I have to buy one.” And then you get it home and think, “what am I supposed to do with this!?” I’ve never had much luck getting a lot of juice out of one, so I’ll heavily suggest you purchase a bottle of POM Wonderful to go along with it. Cutting the pomegranate apart and grabbing some of the seeds to garnish your merry little pomegranate martini is a lot easier, albeit messy!
In a cocktail shaker over ice add:
2 oz. Tito’s vodka
2 oz. POM Wonderful juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. meyer lemon juice
8 dashes Fee Brothers orange bitters
Shake until chilled and pour into a martini glass. Toss a handful of pomegranate seeds in the glass and garnish with a meyer lemon twist.
Make enough for all and toast to your family and friends. And we’ll toast to you all having a safe and happy holiday season. Cheers!
New York City has such a vivid nightlife that, on one of our trips there, we weren’t surprised to run across an exciting liqueur that was new to us: Domaine De Canton, we were told, after quizzing the bartender. We bought a bottle of this ginger liqueur upon our return home, and then had to come up with something to do with it! After a little mad-scientist-like experimentation, we came up with the Meyer Lemon Ginger Martini.
Rim a martini glass with brown sugar. Place 2 slices of fresh ginger in a shaker and muddle with 1 1/2 ounces Bluecoat American Dry Gin. While any gin may do, the Bluecoat has a nice blend of citrus and juniper. Add crushed ice, 1 ounce Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur , 1 ounce fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice, 2 ounces lemon seltzer, and 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar. Shake and strain into your glass. Garnish with a meyer lemon slice.
Spicy, a touch tangy and a little sweet all in one. Cheers!