We’ve all seen the commercials discussing the health benefits of pomegranate juice, but have you ever listened or done more research? The truth is pomegranate juice has enough health benefits to make it the perfect ingredient in a cocktail. Let’s take a closer look and then enjoy a wonderful Pomegranate Martini recipe.
First of all, pomegranate juice contains antioxidants, which means that the drink is heart healthy. That’s not all though. The juice is also great for men’s health, acting as protection against prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. The juice has even been known to help the elasticity of skin, slowing down the aging process. It even works as an anti-inflammatory and has the ability to control diabetes. Now, let’s get to the good part – the martini recipe.
Combining the health benefits of pomegranate juice with the delicious snap of pomegranate seeds, this martini will be such to be a big hit at your next party. If you prefer your drinks on the sweeter side, by all means at the simple syrup, but it isn’t necessary.
1 ounce vodka
2 ounces pomegranate juice
1/4 simple syrup, optional
8 ice cubes
1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds
- Combine the first three ingredients in a martini shaker and shake.
- Strain the drink into a martini glass and top with pomegranate seeds.
- For added flair, garnish with a strawberry or complimentary piece of fruit.
If you’re not a fan of pomegranate juice, you could always use blueberry juice in the recipe. Blueberries also contain antioxidants, but may not be as beneficial.
You could also add a bit of lime juice or triple sec to this martini for an extra punch of flavor.
There you have it. A delicious vodka recipe that is heart healthy. Try serving it at your next party. Chances are your guests will love the flavor and texture this martini brings to the party.