Friday, November 23, 2012

Pomegranate Basil Martini

Pomegranate Basil Martini recipe

Happy Black Friday!  I have a feeling that if you braved the crowds today (or last night, eek) shopping the sales, that you will need a drink (and maybe a massage or a bubble bath) when you get home.  It's been a few years since I've been shopping on black Friday (I'll be at work today), and I do not miss it at all. Crowded, hot shopping malls, with merchandise picked through and messy, kind of make me cringe.

Anyways, if you shopped til you dropped today or if you stayed home, this is the perfect cocktail for the kickoff weekend of the holiday season.  It is lovely.  Not to sweet, slightly herbal and easy to sip and enjoy.  It happens to be a pretty pink color too, though beware, you may end up covered in pink splatters after de-seeding the pomegranates for it! (My trick is to cut the pomegranate in quarters, hold it cut-side over a bowl, and smack the peel with a serving spoon).  Cheers to the holiday season!

Pomegranate Basil Martini

Pomegranate Basil Martini

From Urban Junkies

2 ounces (60 ml) vodka
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 ounces pomegranate juice
A handful of fresh basil leaves, torn into shreds
Pomegranate seeds for garnish

To make the martini, shake all ingredients well in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Sprinkle a few pomegranate seeds into each glass as a garnish. Serve.

Makes 2 drinks.

If you missed my post on setting up a bar, click here and also check out the Bourbon Cider Cocktail in that post.


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  2. domesticatedduchessNovember 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Wow! All I want for Christmas is this Martini! Well 3 of them.. hehe!


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