When my extended family visited this weekend, my sister and I got creative with our drinks. We were in the mood for a citrusy berry vodka martini, so after a quick round of testing, we created these lovely and delicious cranberry pomegranate martinis for the women.
Later, I discovered that this is quite reminiscent of a Cosmopolitan, but without the lime juice. This explains why we enjoyed them so much. The components are straightforward: cranberry pomegranate juice, triple sec to lend a hint of citrus flavor, and citron vodka.
The glasses were first prepared with fresh cranberries on a cocktail pick; an orange twist completes the elegant presentation. Both the lovely library martini glasses and the stag cocktail shaker , which I gave to my sister as an early Christmas present, are from Pottery Barn.
Combine ice, 1 cup of cranberry pomegranate juice, 1/3 cup of citron vodka, and 2 capfuls (or tablespoons) of triple sec in a cocktail shaker to make three martinis. Blend and pour!
Afterward, we had dinner. It’s always lovely to eat with my extended family. Tomorrow, I’ll post a couple more pictures of the Christmas table setting that is seen in the foreground.