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November 23, 2015
At Home with Friends


Basil Pomegranate Martini

Santi, my favorite bartender, created this on the spot using Pom Wonderful Concentrated Pomegranate Juice and fresh basil from my garden. While he made these one at a time, I asked him for a recipe to make a pitcher of them.

This is what he came up with. If you don’t have Santi, you can make a pitcher, keep it in the fridge and finish in a cocktail shaker just before serving. I used Pom Wonderful Concentrate which we diluted according to directions on the bottle. If you buy regular pomegranate juice, you save this step.


EVENT: 2nd Annual Apps & Alcohol

YIELDS: 6 Martinis


2 cups (16-oz.) medium vodka

1 cup Cointreau

1 cup pomegranate juice

1/2 cup lime juice

Generous handful organic basil leaves


Cocktail shaker


1. Combine vodka, Cointreau, pomegranate juice and lime juice in a pitcher. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Fill cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice, add a few basil leaves, add pomegranate juice / vodka mixture. Shake well to bruise the basil.

3. Strain over martini glass and serve.


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