Cheers to an Early Spring & a Pomegranate Martini Recipe

So have you heard? Puxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow this morning, which means an early spring!  Hooray!

Boy I hope he’s  right. I don’t know about you, but I think we have paid our dues this winter. Time for some sunshine and leaves on the trees.

In  celebration of Groundhog’s Day and the promise of an early spring, I am going to share my husband Jeff’s  excellent pomegranate martini recipe. This is one of my favorite  cocktail hour drinks during the winter months. It’s not too sweet, and is  a colorful way to begin an evening with friends.

Jeff adds a generous amount of pomegranate seeds to the martini glass, which become infused with the flavors of the drink, and are a wonderful treat to nibble on when your sipping is done.

Cheers to an early spring!

Pomegrantate Martini

1 ounce vodka (such as Gray Goose)

1/2 ounce contreau

3 ounces 100% pure pomegranate juice

Crushed ice


Pomegranate seeds

Squeeze a bit of lemon juice into the bottom of a chilled martini glass.

Fill martini shaker with crushed ice. Add vodka, controeau, and pomegranate juice. Shake vigorously.  Strain into chilled glass with lemon. Garnish with 1 teaspoon pomegrantate seeds.

Makes 1 martini


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