Pomegranate Martini

POM Martini with Lemon Twist

“What are you doing later? Drinking heavily?”

“Yes. You?”

“Don’t you love how I invite myself over?”

“Cocktail menu: Pomegranate Martini, Bichon Frise, Boheme, and my newest, Deal Breaker. Do you have aperol? An hour? Anytime you need.”

“No aperol. Lemons, vodka, the usual. Around 6pm? Too late?”

“Perfect. Bring nothing.”

Pomegranate Martini
(makes 1 with extra for refilling)

lemon twist
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. elderflower liquor
1/2 lemon squeezed
POM juice

Fill a large martini glass with ice and water. 
Remove zest from edge of lemon with a sharp knife 
to make a twist. Set aside. 
Fill a shaker with ice. Add vodka, elderflower liquor,
lemon juice from 1/2 lemon, the half of lemon and 
top off the entire thing with POM juice. 
Shake vigorously until your fingers stick to the outside 
of the shaker. 
Pour ice water out of glass. Strain POM mixture into 
cold glass. Garnish with lemon twist. Enjoy.

“Cocktail and snacks were just what I needed. Thanks.❤”


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