Pomegranate is a luscious, tart flavor that goes so well in various cocktails. We especially like how pomegranate lends itself to a martini, plus the reddish hue just looks gorgeous in a martini glass.
Here are ten of our favorite pomegranate vodka martinis for you to enjoy. Who knows. You might even find your new signature cocktail!
- Pomegranate Vodka Vs. Pomegranate Juice
- 10 Delicious Pomegranate Martinis
- 1. Pomegranate Martini
- 2. Peach Pomegranate Martini
- 3. Sparkling Pomegranate Martini
- 4. Oprah’s Pomegranate Martini
- 5. Vanilla Pomegranate Martini
- 6. Spiced Pomegranate Martini
- 7. The Garnet Blueberry Martini
- 8. Love Potion #9
- 9. Witchy Pomegranate Blackberry Martini
- 10. Pomegranate Vodka Cocktail with Lemon & Rosemary
- Bottom Line
Pomegranate Vodka Vs. Pomegranate Juice
When it comes to a great pomegranate martini, you can go two different ways. You can make your drinks with pomegranate juice (fresh is best!) or choose a flavored pomegranate vodka instead. The choice is yours, but the taste will be slightly different.
Pomegranate juice is going to be tart and sweet, and it’s also going to dilute the vodka or gin in a martini. Flavored vodka will have the essence of the flavor, but it won’t be overly sweet.
You can easily substitute one for the other in the recipes we have included here. However, you should also consider the other ingredients in the cocktail to determine which option will taste the best.
10 Delicious Pomegranate Martinis
1. Pomegranate Martini
If you’re in the market for the perfect pomegranate martini, this one by A Couple Cooks tops our list. It’s a classic recipe with simple ingredients that make a big statement once they reach your lips.
Gather your vodka, fresh pomegranates, fresh lemon juice, Cointreau, and maple syrup. Combine them in your favorite cocktail shaker with some ice cubes, and give it a good shake or two. Strain this beauty into two martini glasses, garnish with a twisted slice of lemon, and enjoy!
2. Peach Pomegranate Martini
In our opinion, peaches and pomegranates are best friends. The sweet juiciness of peach balances out the tartness of pomegranate. In this martini, peach and pomegranate are married, with a little citrus and cinnamon joining in on the wedding party.
This recipe uses pomegranate vodka and peach schnapps to set the stage. Lemon juice and orange juice complete the cocktail. Then, all that’s left is to rim your martini glass with some cinnamon sugar and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Perfection!
3. Sparkling Pomegranate Martini
This bubbly cocktail starts like your typical pomegranate martini recipe with pomegranate juice, vodka, an orange liqueur like Grand Marnier, simple syrup, and lime juice. What makes this recipe extra special is the splash of ginger ale or ginger beer added once you combine the other ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Garnishing this cocktail with a fresh rosemary sprig and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds takes it over the edge. This drink is perfect for special occasions and holiday parties.
4. Oprah’s Pomegranate Martini
Oprah’s version of this classic pomegranate cocktail showcases a double dose of citrus. Tart and luscious pomegranate juice combines a high-quality orange liqueur, like Cointreau or Grand Marnier, and citrus-infused vodka.
You can infuse the vodka with your choice of citrus, including lime, lemon, orange, or grapefruit. If you don’t have time to make your own infused vodka, you can always cheat and pick up a bottle of your favorite citrus vodka instead!
5. Vanilla Pomegranate Martini
by Food Network
We feel that this Vanilla Pomegranate Martini will become one of your favorite drinks and one of the highlights of your holiday season. Notes of creamy vanilla mellow out pomegranate’s sourness, creating one delicious drink.
The vanilla in this cocktail comes from vanilla-flavored vodka, which is combined with pomegranate and just a splash of orange juice. We think this would also be great with just a few dashes of aromatic orange bitters. Garnish with a candied orange peel and pomegranate seeds for a beautiful martini.
6. Spiced Pomegranate Martini
This pomegranate cocktail offers a double dose of pomegranate flavor. This recipe starts with pomegranate vodka and then is combined with pomegranate puree or juice and cardamom syrup. Use fresh lemon to add a little citrusy tartness.
There are a couple of variations you could take on this martini recipe. You could try using a raspberry liqueur in place of the pomegranate puree to add some layers of flavor. We can also see this cocktail with a cinnamon sugar rim and a few pomegranate arils floating in the glass.
7. The Garnet Blueberry Martini
If you are a fan of berry-flavored martinis like we are, you’re going to love this Garnet Blueberry Martini that’s loaded with flavors of pomegranate and blueberry, not to mention some vitamin C. This cocktail is sweet and delicious with fresh blueberries, pomegranate, freshly squeezed lime juice, honey, triple sec, and vodka.
Give it all a whirl in your shaker with some ice cubes, and serve in chilled glasses. We think this might become your new favorite drink.
8. Love Potion #9
This cocktail is as exotic and delicious as it sounds. Strawberry vodka is combined with pomegranate juice, raspberry or blackberry liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Still, what makes this martini look magical isn’t what’s in the shaker as much as what’s in the glass.
Before you serve these cocktails, you want to add just a little bit of dry ice to the glass. Use tongs or wear gloves since you don’t want the dry ice touching your hands. Then, strain the cocktail mixture into the glass, and stand back to watch the show.
9. Witchy Pomegranate Blackberry Martini
This Witchy Pomegranate Martini has a name that makes it perfect for Halloween, but we’d argue that its taste is wonderful to enjoy any time of year.
The basic steps include muddling fresh blackberries in a martini shaker or mixing glass. Then add a pomegranate cocktail mixer and vodka. We can totally see using citrus vodka in this luscious cocktail also.
Once you shake it all up with some ice, just strain and enjoy. We like to enjoy this vodka martini with just a squeeze of tart lime juice and a nice thick lemon peel placed in the glass.
10. Pomegranate Vodka Cocktail with Lemon & Rosemary
Ok, this isn’t technically a pomegranate martini, but one look at the ingredients made us think it deserves to be included in this list. After all, if it’s served in martini glasses, who’s to say it’s any other type of cocktail, and is anyone really going to complain? We think not, especially once they taste this!
This recipe is a bit more complex. It starts with making rosemary-infused simple syrup and then adding that to vodka, along with fresh pomegranate juice, Meyer lemon juice, and ice. Once you have this poured into your glass, add a splash of sparkling water, Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds.
Are pomegranate martinis healthy?
It’s hard to say that any martini is technically healthy, but in the world of mixers and overly sweet drinks, the pomegranate martini isn’t that bad. Pomegranate juice is loaded with antioxidants. The key is not to go overboard on syrups and other sweet ingredients. If you’re curious, you can always check out the nutrition information and calories per serving on the vodka and juice. There are also some delicious skinny martinis you can make and enjoy.
Is pomegranate vodka sweet?
Pomegranate vodka isn’t sweet. It still definitely has that subtle burn that vodka offers. But it is infused with the sweet and tart flavors of pomegranate. The sweetness just isn’t overpowering.
What do you mix pomegranate vodka with?
Pomegranate vodka goes well with a variety of mixers. You can mix it with cranberry juice, orange juice, or club soda with lime slices. It also goes well with orange liqueurs like Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or Triple Sec.
It’s time to sit back and enjoy a nice, chilled pomegranate martini. If you’re looking for the best pomegranate martini recipe, we’re sure it’s on this list. If you’re looking for something different, check back with us frequently for the latest recipes in the world of delicious cocktails!