As guests arrived to The Crown Jewel Affair, they were greeted with a sparkling Ginger Pomegranate Champagne Martini. John and I recently dined at Nobu, San Diego, and sipped on a couple of these lovelies while waiting for our friends to arrive. We chatted with the bartender, who shared the interesting combination of ingredients: Vanilla infused vodka, ginger liqueur, and pomegranate puree, topped with Domain Chandon.
This cocktail is festive, dazzling and sexy...ideal for any special occasion!
|Pomegranate and Ginger Liqueurs, in exquisite crystal decanters|
|Pammy and Kai|
|Nina, Lori, Mary, Melinda and Hillari|
Ginger Pomegranate Martini
Our version inspired by Nobu's Ginger Pomegranate Martini
1 1/2 ounces pomegranate liqueur
(or 1 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice, or .25 oz. of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice Concentrate)
1 ounce ginger liqueur
1 ounce vanilla vodka
4 1/2 ounces sparkling wine
If serving several cocktails, it's easier to pre-mix the appropriate parts of the liqueurs and vodka in a cocktail shaker. When guests arrive, add a few pomegranate seeds to each flute, fill the flutes with 3 1/2 ounces of the liqueur-vodka mixture, and top with sparkling wine.
For a few additional pomegranate libations, notable chefs Amy Ephron and Jose Andres created these cocktails for POM Wonderful Chef Series 2010:
Denise & John