Pomegranate Orange Martini

I’m a sucker for citrus…and pomegranate…and martinis. The pomegranate part must run in the family because my New Year’s Eve baby will sit down and eat an entire pomegranate, seeds and all, several times a week when they’re in season. I prefer to drink mine. Like this:

photo(74)Pomegranate Orange Martini (Makes two!)

6 ounces pomegranate juice

1 ounce orange juice

2 ounces vodka

1 Tablespoon (1/2 ounce) orange liqueur (more if you like it sweeter like my neighborhood BFF Melissa who miraculously had everything we needed to make these on Christmas morning-ish)

Shake over ice. Pour in a glass. Garnish with festivity! Drink with good cheer!

This is my new perfect drink. It’s sweet but not too sweet. It’s tart without kicking me in the jaw. I’m pretty sure I drank three while we were playing cards, and it’s rare that I’ll drink anything alcoholic before the sun goes down. The fact that I drank so many and held my own during the game tells me it could use a hair more vodka, but I’ll leave that up to you. 😉

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