Now if you know me you know I love to treat myself to a nice Wet Vodka Martini every now and again but for this festive season I felt it necessary to add a little more holiday spirit to my go-to cocktail!
I don’t know about you but the color red automatically makes me think of Christmas so I wanted to find a colorful drink that didn’t have all of that flavored sugary stuff and voila I discovered a recipe for a Pomegranate Martini!
Have you ever opened up a pomegranate? They’re absolutely GORGEOUS inside, they’re basically a fruit full of nutritious jewels! Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, you can sip on this cocktail guilt-free knowing you’re actually drinking something good for you! Oh and the best part??This refreshing beverage is only 107 calories!! CHEERS to that!!
Go ahead girl, put on your holiday outfit, shake that martini shaker like there’s no tomorrow and feel sophisticated as hell while you toast to all the good things to come!
•2 shots vodka (approx. 1 oz per shot)
•½ cup pomegranate juice (like POM wonderful)
•¼ cup sparkling mineral water (or club soda)
•2 tsp orange juice (preferable squeezed from fresh orange)
•Ice (about a cup)
• Pomegranate arils (seeds) for garnish (optional)
-Add vodka, pomegranate juice, sparkling water, orange juice and ice to a martini shaker.
-Shake that baby up to mix throughly!
-Strain into a martini/wine glass or lets be honest whatever you have will work BUT I must say, drinking from a martini glass makes me feel elegant AF even if I’m enjoying my cocktail in my pjs!
-Add about a tsp of fresh pomegranate seeds to martini and garnish with a slice of lime for an added twist!