pomegranate basil martini

Although we are in the midst of the holiday party season, a night “in” is sometimes necessary for the soul. Christmas shopping, holiday decorating, nights on the town (where and when we can during Covid) and menu planning can take a toll on time with your partner or spouse.

Put the cell phones away, light the candles and create a simple evening for two with simple appetizers, a selection of cheeses, and a delicious martini or three.

“Fell in love with a beautiful blonde once. Drove me to drink. And I never had the decency to thank her.”
― W.C. Fields

Pomegranate Basil Martini

pomegranate-basil-martiniIngredients

  • 1 ½  cups cranberry or pomegranate juice, with seeds or “fruit” set aside for garnish
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau liquor
  • Ice ~ for cocktail shaker
  • Splash of sparkling water (optional)
  • A bit of fresh lime juice
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Directions
Add top four ingredients to shaker with ice, shake and pour into chilled martini glasses. Top with a splash of sparkling water and lime juice if desired. Add pomegranate fruit and basil as garnish.  How to de-seed a pomegranate


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