Fabulous Pomegranate Martini

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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! Each has 174 calories, 0 grams of fat and 7 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 7 Green

Prep Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients

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


Instructions

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


Food Facts
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.


Healthy Benefits
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.


Shopping Tips
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.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 7-Blue
WW SmartPoints 7-
Green
WW POINTS PLUS
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Skinny Facts: for one cocktail
174 cal, 0g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein,18g carbs, 0g fiber, 8mg sodium, 13g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!