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How do you make pomegranate martinis?

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To make pomegranate martinis, fill a martini shaker halfway with ice, add 1 cup of fresh or bottled pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup of vodka, 1/2 cup of triple sec and a teaspoon of fresh lime juice. Cover, shake and pour through a strainer into martini glasses.

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A slightly different recipe for a pomegranate martini is Ina Garten's pomegranate Cosmo. To make, fill a large pitcher with 2 cups of good quality vodka such as Finlandia or Stolichnaya, 1 cup of orange liqueur such as Cointreau, 1 cup of pomegranate juice, and 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, and then stir. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. To serve, pour into frozen martini glasses, and garnish with a twist of lime peel, if desired.

For a colder weather twist, a ginger-pomegranate martini works well. To make, first create ginger syrup by bringing 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water to boil in a saucepan, stirring and simmering for 5 minutes. Then, add 1/4 cup of grated fresh ginger root and let steep for at least two hours. When it is ready, place 6 ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, add 4 ounces of the ginger syrup, 5 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of pomegranate syrup and 1 ounce of lime juice. Cover, and shake. Pour through a strainer into three martini glasses, and divide 2 ounces of cold club soda between the glasses.

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