Pomegranate Martini Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Pomegranate Martini is a modern twist on the classic martini, which gained popularity in the early 2000s. This fruity and refreshing cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet and tangy drink. It is often served at upscale bars and restaurants, and is a favorite among those who appreciate a well-crafted cocktail.

How Pomegranate Martini Tastes?

The Pomegranate Martini has a sweet and tangy taste, with a hint of tartness from the pomegranate juice. The vodka adds a smooth and strong base, while the orange liqueur provides a subtle citrus note.

Interesting facts about Pomegranate Martini

  • The pomegranate is considered a symbol of prosperity and abundance in many cultures.
  • Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the body against free radicals.
  • The Pomegranate Martini is sometimes called a 'Pomtini' or 'Pomegranate Cosmo'.


  • Vodka: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Pomegranate juice: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Orange liqueur: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Lime juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Simple syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Ice: as needed
  • Pomegranate seeds: for garnish

A few good options for Pomegranate Martini are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Vodka serves as the backbone of this cocktail, providing a strong, clear base that allows the flavors of the other ingredients to shine. Opting for 2 oz strikes a balance between alcohol content and taste; too much can overpower, too little and the cocktail becomes overly sweet.

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Pomegranate Juice

The pomegranate juice adds a tart and slightly sweet flavor, rich color, and plenty of antioxidants to boot! At 1 oz, it's just enough to taste without drowning out the other ingredients. If you skip it, you lose the 'pomegranate' in your martini! An alternative could be cranberry juice, which would result in a sharper, slightly less sweet drink.

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Orange Liqueur

This half-ounce of citrus-kissed sweetness heightens the cocktail's complexity. It bridges the vodka and tartness of the lime and pomegranate. If left out, the drink may lack depth; using more could make it too sweet. Triple sec or Cointreau are common alternatives.

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Lime Juice

Bringing a zesty tang to the party, lime juice cuts through sweetness and adds vibrancy. Half an ounce gives just the right amount of pucker without turning the drink into a sour fest. Subtract lime juice, and the cocktail may become cloyingly sweet; too much, and it turns the drink tart.

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Simple Syrup

The sweet touch! Simple syrup smooths out any tart edges, but you want to keep it at half an ounce to not over-sweeten the martini. Without it, you might find the drink a bit too sharp. An alternative is agave syrup, but this can add a subtle earthy taste.

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Chills the cocktail perfectly when shaking. No ice means a lukewarm drink (yikes!), too little and it won't chill sufficiently, too much could dilute the flavors if not strained properly.

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Pomegranate Seeds

Far more than just a pretty garnish, these seeds add a pop of juice and a textural element when sipped. If omitted, the cocktail loses a ritzy touch. Plus, it's a talking point!

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Recipe. How to make Pomegranate Martini Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake well until chilled and combined.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh pomegranate juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill the martini glass before pouring the cocktail to keep it cold longer.
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less simple syrup to taste.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platter: A selection of cheeses such as goat cheese, aged cheddar, and gorgonzola can complement the crisp and tangy notes of the Pomegranate Martini.
  • Seafood: Light seafood dishes like shrimp cocktail or seared scallops with a citrus glaze embody flavors that will harmonize with the fruity and acidic components of the cocktail.


  • Herb-Grilled Chicken: The herby and charred flavors of grilled chicken can be a delightful contrast to the sweetness and tartness of the Pomegranate Martini.
  • Pasta: A light pasta dish with a lemon parmesan sauce or a tomato-based pasta can both stand up to the strong flavors of the martini without overpowering it.


  • Dark Chocolate: The bitterness of dark chocolate can offset the sweetness and can bring out the depth in the pomegranate and orange liqueur.

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What you could change in Pomegranate Martini

  • Vodka: You can use gin for a different flavor profile.
  • Orange Liqueur: Triple sec or Cointreau can be used as alternatives.

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And of course - twists🍹

Cucumber Pomegranate Martini

Replace half of the vodka with cucumber-infused vodka for a refreshing twist. This velvety variant adds an herbal crispness that balances the sweet and tart pomegranate. You’ll be reaching for this version on a warm summer evening.


  • Vodka: 1 oz
  • Cucumber-infused vodka: 1 oz
  • Pomegranate Juice: 1 oz
  • Orange Liqueur: 0.5 oz
  • Lime Juice: 0.5 oz
  • Simple Syrup: 0.5 oz
  • Ice: as needed

Spiced Pomegranate Martini

For a warmer, aromatic take, muddle a small piece of ginger with the pomegranate juice before adding the other ingredients. The ginger’s zing will bring a spicy note that plays well with the pomegranate’s tanginess, perfect for chilly weather.


  • Vodka: 2 oz
  • Pomegranate Juice: 1 oz with ginger
  • Orange Liqueur: 0.5 oz
  • Lime Juice: 0.5 oz
  • Simple Syrup: 0.5 oz
  • Ginger: 1 small piece (muddled)

Sparkling Pomegranate Martini

Give your martini a bubbly twist by topping it off with champagne or sparkling wine after straining into the glass. The effervescence adds a celebratory flair and lightens the drink, making it an instant hit at festive gatherings.


  • Vodka: 2 oz
  • Pomegranate Juice: 1 oz
  • Orange Liqueur: 0.5 oz
  • Lime Juice: 0.5 oz
  • Simple Syrup: 0.5 oz
  • Champagne or Sparkling Wine: a splash

Remember, with each twist, you’re not just mixing flavors; you’re creating an experience!

In case you forgot basics how to make Pomegranate Martini

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Pomegranate Martini

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Pomegranate Martini?

Yes, you can substitute the vodka and orange liqueur with non-alcoholic versions or just skip these ingredients and add a bit more pomegranate juice.

Are pomegranate seeds necessary for the cocktail?

While pomegranate seeds add a nice touch of texture and visual appeal, they are not necessary for the flavor of the drink.

Can I use fresh pomegranates?

Absolutely, fresh pomegranate can be used. You could squeeze the juice from fresh pomegranates and use the seeds for garnishing.

What's the importance of chilling the glass?

Chilling the glass helps to keep your cocktail cold for a longer time. The cold glass adds to the overall experience of enjoying a chilled cocktail.

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