Move over Cosmopolitan…The Pomegranate Martini is all the rage. This sexy ruby cocktail is loaded with antioxidants and full of flavor thanks to the fresh pomegranate juice. I love to drink pomegranate juice daily, adding it to iced green tea, so it makes sense to enjoy it in a pretty martini. It’s fruity, tart and not too sweet. Plus, adding a little orange liqueur and a splash of lime juice to complete this dreamy cocktail For the final touch, dip the glass in a bit of sugar, if desired and garnish with a lime slice. This is sure to wow your guest!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 ounce vodka
½ ounce Cointreau orange liqueur
3 ounces pomegranate juice (I like Pom Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice)
Juice of ½ lime
1 slice lime for garnish
Sugar to coat the martini glass rim, optional
1. Dip the martini glass rim in water and then dip in a little sugar to coat the rim, if desired
2. Add vodka, Cointreau, pomegranate juice and lime juice in a cocktail shaker that has been ¼ filled with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve.
Makes 1 martini
Since antiquity, the pomegranate has been the object of mysticism. With its delicious plump seeds and remarkable health benefits, it often appeared in early paintings as a symbol of hope, resurrection and eternal life.
Cointreau is an imported orange liqueur from France. It has the flavor of fresh orange peels with a hint of spice.
Pomegranate juice is so good for you. Numerous studies have shown it can help to prevent heart disease, protect against some cancers and help in lowering bad cholesterol.
My favorite pomegranate juice is a brand called Pom Wonderful 100% Pure Pomegranate Juice. You can find it in most supermarkets or use your favorite.
Cointreau can be found in many supermarkets or in liquor stores.
Weight Watchers (old points) 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6
|Skinny Facts and Fat Facts are the same for this delicious cocktail
202 cal, 0g fat, 0g protein, 26g carbs, 1g fiber, 5mg sodium, 21g sugar