Pomegranate Martini

 

Cocktails are my thing. Call me harsh, but I often find myself judging a bar by their cocktail offering alone. I love the exotic names, combinations of ingredients I would never have thought of and the feeling of sheer sophistication whilst drinking one.  A level of sophistication that I’m sure decreases with each subsequent drink.

My husband, many years ago, used to work as a bartender in a Brindley Place restaurant, and so likes to think of himself of a bit of an expert.  I take full advantage of this, (obviously, who wouldn’t?!) and we will often experiment with new drinks recipes at home.

Last night I brought home some pomegranate supplies to see what he could come up with.

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I remembered that I had a bottle of Melis Pomegranate Sauce. An impulsive purchase made at some point last summer, which up until now, had sat unused at the back of the cupboard. It’s a really thick, sweet, intense pomegranate syrup.  A perfect substitute for normal sugar syrup.

So with the help of a lime and a bottle of gin, the Pomegranate Martini was born!

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RECIPE

  • 50ml Gin
  • 25ml POM juice
  • 10ml Pomegranate Syrup  try Melis or Monin for supplies, or just use plain sugar syrup
  • squeeze of lime

Shake together with some ice in a cocktail shaker, strain into a cocktail glass, and drink!

Glasses are from the Barware Collection by LSA.

 

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