pomegranate-orange martini

HEAblueberry[photo credit – Healthfully Ever After]

Let’s all raise a glass to our friends, family and good fortune this Thanksgiving and if you’re looking for something to fill it with this pomegranate-orange martini is a good place to start! ;)

6 tablespoons pomegranate juice, divided
6 tablespoons cranberry juice cocktail, divided
2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur, divided
1/4 cup raspberry-flavored or plain vodka, divided
crushed ice
pomegranate seeds
orange curls (optional)

Combine 3 tablespoons pomegranate juice, 3 tablespoons cranberry juice cocktail, 1 tablespoon liqueur, and 2 tablespoons vodka in a cocktail shaker; fill shaker with crushed ice. Shake for 15 seconds; strain into a martini glass. Repeat procedure with remaining pomegranate juice, cranberry juice cocktail, liqueur, and vodka. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and an orange curl, if desired. YEILDS 2 servings.

tip: This cocktail can be made gluten free by using potato vodka.
recipe via Cooking Light Real Family Food September 2012

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