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November 23, 2015
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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.

BASIL POMEGRANATE MARTINI

EVENT: 2nd Annual Apps & Alcohol

YIELDS: 6 Martinis

Ingredients

2 cups (16-oz.) medium vodka

1 cup Cointreau

1 cup pomegranate juice

1/2 cup lime juice

Generous handful organic basil leaves

Equipment

Cocktail shaker

Directions

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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