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!
1 ounce vodka (such as Gray Goose)
1/2 ounce contreau
3 ounces 100% pure pomegranate juice
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