Pomegranate Martini

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Cocktail Type


Great for

Valentines Day



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Gosh, how we love a pretty Pomegranate Martini! There are so many different types of Martinis to taste, try and shake up, but this one has a special place in our hearts because it’s so extremely photogenic.  

It’s also a very approachable drink, much closer in taste to a Cosmopolitan than a classic Martini. Sweetly tart, fruity and light, it’s easy to whip up (even in batches), and adds a hint of sophistication to just about any gathering. 

Pomegranate Martini Recipe

Learning how to make a Pomegranate Martini is simpler than it seems. We know it has quite a few steps, but don’t get cold feet – most of it has to do with the lemon peel and that zingy note of citrus it adds to this drink is 100% worth the extra bit of effort. Promise! 



Pop the glasses in the freezer for an extra cool serve


Fresh pomegranate juice puts this cocktail over the top


Pairs  well with salty snacks like pretzels and salted nuts



1 Person

30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

100% pomegranate juice (purchased or fresh squeezed) 
15 Ml

0.5 Oz

0.5 Parts

15 Ml

0.5 Oz

0.5 Parts

lemon juice 
15 Ml

0.5 Oz

0.5 Parts

simple syrup or maple syrup 
lemon peel to garnish 



Place the vodka, pomegranate juice, triple sec, lemon juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice


Shake 15 seconds until cold


Strain the drink into a cocktail or martini glass


Use a knife to remove a 1″ wide strip of the lemon peel


Squeeze the lemon peel into the drink to release the oils


Gently run the peel around the edge of the glass, place it in the glass and serve


Garnish alternative: You can also add some pomegranate seeds to the bottom of your cocktail glass for an extra-special serve.

Tips on making the best Pomegranate Martini EVER

Here are a few insider tips that will pave the way for a Pomegranate Vodka Martini that will be the talk of the town (or your supper club at least!):  

  • Chill your glasses.  Put your glasses in the freezer for ten minutes before you serve up your Pomegranate Martinis. This will allow the flavours to shine in the best way possible.  
  • Choose the best pomegranate juice you can find. There are many pomegranate juice blends on the market, but if you really want to push out the boat with this cocktail, look for a 100% pure juice. Of course, if you have the time, making the juice yourself would really put it over the top! 
  • Serve it up with some salty snacks. Pomegranate Martinis are on the sweet side, which means that it pairs very well with salty party snacks. Easy options that will go well with this drink include pretzels, roasted nuts (almonds and Brazil nuts especially), nacho chips with homemade guacamole, as well as crackers with hummus.  

When to serve a Pomegranate Martini?

Because this Martini is the simplest recipe ever, it lends itself to easy entertaining. It’s easily scale up and made into jugs. Serve this simple recipe to wow your crowd with this impressive colourful cocktail! It’s a quick aperitif to serve with the salty snacks we mention, when friends pop by, or at your next book club or garden picnic.

How to make a party batch of Pomegranate Martini

Speaking of parties, if you’re looking for a cocktail that makes a great party batch, the Pomegranate Martini should definitely be on your list. To serve around 6 people, we recommend a batch of at least 12 drinks. This means your recipe will look as follows:  

  • 360ml vodka  
  • 360ml 100% pomegranate juice (purchased or fresh squeezed)  
  • 180ml Grand Marnier
  • 180ml lemon juice  
  • 180ml simple syrup or maple syrup 

Combine all of this in a large serving bowl and add ice just before your guests arrive. To ensure that the drink won’t water down too much, you can prepare a big block of ice by freezing water in a mixing bowl. We recommend adding a few lemon peels if you do – it looks really lovely! 

To save even more time, you can also prep your glasses with a lemon peel rim and some pomegranate rubies in the bottom beforehand. Then all you need to do is ladle in and serve.  


Pomegranate arils (also called rubies) are iridescent jewels. These luminous seeds are very tasty, and also look wonderful as a garnish in a cocktail glass. However, it's always a safe bet to remind your guests that these rubies have a stone, so they are careful not to bite down too hard on it by accident and damage a tooth or a crown.  

Juicing a pomegranate can be a messy job, so don't wear your brand new white shirt. Put a pinny on and gently tap the outside of the fruit all over with a rolling pin. This loosens the seeds. Score the pomegranate into sections with a paring knife. Gently break open the pomegranate into sections. Pull away the arils from the sides which should already be dislodged Place the arils into a blender and blitz well. Place a sieve or strainer over a bowl and pour the juice through. Pour juice into a glass and serve. Or freeze into ice cube trays for future use.

The rich sweet flavour of pomegranate makes it a natural partner for salty spicy foods. Add a little fizz with soda water or bubbly for a delicious spritz to serve with jalapeño poppers, spicy nachos or other party snacks. The natural tartness of the fruit will a drink containing pomegranate juice will help balance rich foods, a good match for a curry!

  The fruity tartness of pomegranate juice would make vodka, gin or tequila a good match

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