Passport for Your Palate-Pomegranate Martini
I'm a vodka girl. I'd say any of us that imbibe whether frequently or not have a go to favorite spirit. Mine happens to be vodka. Was it due to years of being exposed to the incredible James Bond films and his signature "Shaken not stirred" martinis? Maybe. No matter where the taste came from I am a sucker for ordering and trying new martinis wherever I go.
This year one of the best creations I came across was in New York City this December at the Refinery Rooftop. A great rooftop space with incredible ambiance and amazing views of the Manhattan Skyline. The natural lighting, décor, and friendly atmosphere made it a great stop for our Friday afternoon cocktailing. The drink we ordered was called Pom-ises Pom-ises.
It was served in a beautiful copper martini glass. With a little google research with new friends I met at the corner of the bar we found the exact glasses on Amazon.com along with some more affordable options as well. Here is my recreation of the drink.
1 3/4 to 2oz Vodka (Tito's or your favorite brand or even an already infused pomegranate vodka. I do Tito's as it is gluten-free)
1/2oz Pomegranate Juice (POM or Simple Truth brands are great options and easy to find at your local super store)
1/3oz Orange liqueur
Fresh lime juice
Slice of Lime
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice
Shake and strain into a copper martini glass or glass of choosing
Garnish with Lime slice
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, SC, and WI. She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.