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
2 cups (16-oz.) medium vodka
1 cup Cointreau
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup lime juice
Generous handful organic basil leaves
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.