Showing posts with label cocktails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cocktails. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pomegranate Martini Cocktail

Well I'm sure I'm not the first one to discover the deliciousness of this cocktail but I wanted to share it with you anyways because I made this a couple weekends ago for some friends that were over and it was a big hit. I have a huge pomegranate tree in my backyard. Everyone that sees it oohs and ahhs over it because it is beautiful and growing big and strong and the fruits of this tree are perfect and organic and I swear to you I do NOTHING for this tree. I have the worst green thumb ever...so I guess I should say I have no green thumb at all. But nonetheless I have this tree that grows all by itself and the branches are getting a little out of control to be honest with you so I'll have to do something about that soon before my neighbors start complaining...

 
So I really had no idea what to do with all the bountiful fruits that it gives me until my cousin told me that he discovered a Martini cocktail where you add the juice of a pomegranate to it and I said "How do you acquire the juice from a pomegranate?" Why, you simply juice it as you would an orange...and it actually worked! So I just mixed half Martini and half pomegranate juice and we had ourselves a little Pomegranate Martini party :-D

 
Of course then I had to Google the benefits of pomegranate and found out that it is a super food that is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, reduces inflammation, reduces risk of heart disease and lowers cholesterol and the list goes on and on. Here are some more for you that I found on www.LiveLoveFruit.com:  



via Live, Love, Fruit

AND it keeps you young! Who doesn't want that, right? There are sooo many beauty products out there that use pomegranate as anti wrinkle treatments and I had no idea... Where have I been all this time?!


via www.TheChicSpy.com

I will definitely have to look into some of these products and will also be trying out more recipes with pomegranate seeing as though I have like a hundred and one of them that I don't know what to do with other than make Martini's so if you know of any recipes that use pomegranate please let me know! In the mean time I'll just sip my Pomegranate Martini Cocktail :-D