Pomegranate Martinis

Pomegranate syrup flavors this drink, but also try the orange and apple versions for your guests.



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Ingredients
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    1   
    orange, cut into wedges
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    Sugar
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    3   cups 
    vodka or gin
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    3/4  cup 
    pomegranate syrup
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    1/3  cup 
    dry vermouth
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    Ice cubes
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    Small pomegranates (optional)

Directions
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Rub orange wedges around rims of 12 martini glasses. Invert glasses into a dish of sugar to coat rims; set glasses aside. In a small pitcher, combine the vodka, pomegranate syrup, and vermouth. Place ice cubes in a martini shaker. For each drink, add 1/3 cup of the syrup mixture; shake. Strain into one of the prepared martini glasses. Garnish with a small pomegranate, if desired. Makes 12 drinks.
Variation
  • Orange Martinis: Prepare as above, except use 6 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed, in place of the syrup. Omit garnish.
Variation
  • Apple Martinis: Prepare as above except use 3/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed, in place of the syrup. Garnish with fresh orange peel twists.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 154, carb. (g) 5, vit. C (mg) 7, sodium (mg) 1, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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