Because my last post was mostly for the boys (it’s just something about guys and wings, no?), today I want to share a recipe for the girls. This martini, which gets its pink from pomegranate juice, is something my husband and his buddies wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole. It’s just too… pink.
To that, I say: more for me!
Seriously, I’ve posted before about my love for martinis, and this one must be my favorite kind right now. It’s sweet but not overly so, with a hint of orange from the Cointreau, and that unmistakable pomegranate flavor that’s just bursting with goodness.
It’s perfect for your next girls night in, or for the ladies on Superbowl Sunday.
Makes 3 servings
3 oz good vodka (I’m partial to Ketel One, but use whatever floats your boat- or whatever’s in your bar!)
1.5 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
9 oz pomegranate juice
Fresh lemon, optional
Combine vodka, Cointreau and pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker. Add about a half cup of ice chips. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass. A squeeze of lemon is optional.