Thursday, August 5, 2010

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POM Drink Week: Coconut Pomegranate Martini

Martinis are so much fun. Back in the day when I used to drink more often I would order martinis when I was strapped for cash. Martinis almost always have a good amount of liquor in them and I'm usually good for the night with one drink (I'm a lightweight). This martini is exactly the type of drink I would have ordered. I upped the amount of coconut rum because I like the smooth flavor coconut rum adds to drinks. The coconut rum also toned down the tartness of the pom juice and helped mask the vodka.

POM Drink Week Reminder: I was sent a box of POM Wonderful juices and asked to create drink recipes. I was very happy about this because I am a huge fan of pomegranate juice and an even bigger fan of trying out new recipes. I tried out a few recipes (all good, but not all winners) and will be sharing a new recipe with you each day this week.

Monday: Pom-Ade
Tuesday: Pom Sangria
Wednesday: Pom Caipirihna

Coconut Pomegranate Martini
Source: The Bar (here)

1.25 oz. Vodka
.5o oz. Coconut rum
2 oz. pomegranate juice
1 teaspoon(s) coconut flakes (I omitted)

In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, and pomegranate juice.

Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with coconut flakes.

PS POM Wonderful did not pay me to do this.

1 comment:

Eliana said...

You had me at the coconut. I may have to make a couple of these for myself this weekend.