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We’re celebrating the season with a delicious and festive holiday cocktail recipe. This Poinsettia Pomegranate Martini is an easy, delicious, and refreshing drink that’s perfectly styled for the season. Let’s shake one up!
Poinsettia Pomegranate Martini:
As you know, I’ve made many Christmas cocktail recipes here on Inspired by Charm. In fact, I have an entire post dedicated to them. (You can find that HERE.) As I thought about what I wanted to add to that already fabulous list, I realized that a Pomegranate Martini would make the perfect addition.
So, that’s exactly what we’re making today. In fact, if you’ve been following the blog closely, you may remember seeing this cocktail when I shared a post earlier this week with all of my best Christmas entertaining tips and ideas. (You can find that HERE if you missed it.)
As I will mention below, gin is not my go-to when I reach for a drink. However, I was really surprised at how much I loved it in this recipe. It complements the pomegranate and lime juices beautifully. In fact, I like these so much, I’m going to whip them up for my mom this weekend. I know that gin isn’t her favorite either, but I’m certain she’ll love these as much as I do!
Let’s whip a few up!
What goes into a Pomegranate Martini:
Before we get started, let me tell you what you’ll need to whip up this delicious pomegranate martini!
For this recipe you will need:
- pomegranate juice
- freshly squeezed lime juice
- simple syrup. (You can get my recipe HERE.)
I really think gin is the best choice for this recipe even though gin isn’t my favorite when it comes to liquors. However, it pairs so wonderfully with the pomegranate juice and lime that it’s a must for me. Even if you’re not a big gin fan, I think you’ll enjoy it in this recipe.
With that being said, you can also use plain vodka.
How to Make a Pomegranate Martini from scratch:
Start by adding a couple teaspoons of pomegranate seeds to the bottom of your martini glass. Set aside.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the gin, pomegranate juice, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously. (You can find the full ingredient list and detailed recipe instructions in the printable recipe card below.)
Strain into your prepared martini glass. Garnish with a fresh lime slice.
Sip and enjoy!
I served mine with some of my Seasoned and Roasted Cashews. So good! You can find the recipe for these HERE.
I love how simple these are to make. You can also mix up a large batch of the pomegranate martini base and then just shake up a cocktail with ice anytime someone needs a drink. This makes entertaining really easy!
While you can find ALL of my favorite Christmas cocktails HERE, I think you’ll especially enjoy these.
Looking for more Christmas martinis? Try these:
- White Christmas Martini
- Very Merry Ornamentini
- Peppermint Espresso Martini
- White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
And if you’re looking to find some of the same pieces that I used to make and serve these pomegranate martinis, here’s where you can find them:
And that’s a wrap my friends! I hope you’ll give this Poinsettia Pomegranate Martini a try this holiday season.
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Poinsettia Pomegranate Martini Recipe:
Poinsettia Pomegranate Martini
- 1.5 ounces gin*
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- .5 ounce simple syrup
- pomegranate seeds and sliced lime to garnish
- Start by adding a couple teaspoons of pomegranate seeds to the bottom of your martini glass. Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the gin, pomegranate juice, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously.
- Strain into your prepared martini glass. Garnish with a fresh lime slice.
This will definitely be my New Year’s Eve party special cocktail this year. Those glasses though, they are perfection! Please share where I can find them. Thx!!
Soooooo……no Martini in the Martini?
Wonderful recipe but it’s more of a gin cocktail than a Martini. Either way very nice and simple cocktail.
I’m confused on what you mean. Martinis can be made with gin as well.
a real martini is ALWAYS made with gin. a vodka “martini” is NOT a martini.
And? I think it’s fairly acceptable to use the term “martini” even if the drink isn’t made with gin. There are greater things to worry about. Cheers!
This was wonderful! I had a mixed pomegranate and blueberry juice and it worked perfectly. Thanks 🙂
Holy Cow! This drink is awesome!! It is definitely best with gin! The color and flavors blended perfectly! This will be on our menu for Christmas festivities sipping!