Cranberry Pomegranate Martini

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Cranberry Pomegranate Martini, with vodka and a sprig of rosemary, will satisfy all your cocktail sips from Thanksgiving through Valentine day!

Cranberry Pomegranate Christmas Martini
Cranberry Pomegranate Christmas Martini

Holiday Martini Of Pomegranate And Cranberry

Pomegranate Martini, made with pomegranate vodka, the sweetness of cranberry juice and the zing of lime makes for a beautifully festive holiday drink.

This keeper of a cocktail is my favorite cocktail to serve from Thanksgiving through Valentine Day. Rosemary sprig with cranberries makes for a beautiful garnish and a scent with each sip that keeps you coming back for more. 

Set The Stage In Your Home For An Evening Celebration

Cranberry and Pomegranate

The ruby color of both cranberries and pomegranate make for a unique cocktail, rich in color and full of flavor.

Pomegranate is quite tart, even sometimes bitter so rather than use a simple syrup of boiled water and sugar, I make my own cranberry syrup by boiling cranberries, sugar and water.

The sweet yet brightness of the cranberry makes for a better simple syrup and adds another element of color to an already beautiful pomegranate martini. 

If you are a lover of cranberries, you will enjoy a variety of cranberry recipes I created, one of them I deliciously made on The Great American Recipe, with PBS.

Fresh Cranberries Simmering Into A Syrup
Fresh Cranberries Simmering Into A Syrup

A Shaken Not Stirred Martini

Who made martini’s desirable? We all know it was James Bond! So many saucy photos emerged from the many 007 films.

I’m not sure why shaken is better than stirred, though the ice may have something to do with it, or is it simply because a pomegranate martini, shaken not stirred is just so 007! 

Shaken Not Stirred
Shaken Not Stirred

Pomegranate Makes A Great Martini

If ever there was a fruit that lends itself to both sweet or savory uses, pomegranate is it. It’s sweet and sour nature makes it a perfect juice to adjust it with just a tweak of sugar or salt.

Having grown up with Mediterranean flavors in my home, pomegranate often was used in the form of Pomegranate Molasses in various recipes.

As an adult, I quickly learn how to make my own pomegranate molasses and use it in many of my recipes:

But a martini? Well of course! A little sweet and sour addition to either a pomegranate flavored vodka, or a plain vodka, with a simple syrup made from Cranberry Compote, infused with spices, makes for a great martini

Placing cranberries on a stick of rosemary for a garnish, makes for a very festive pomegranate martini, one I’m sure James Bond would be honored to drink.

Pomegranate and Cranberry Valentine Martini
Pomegranate and Cranberry Valentine Martini

Ingredients Needed

  • Vodka
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Lime
  • Rosemary sprigs – for garnish
  • Fresh cranberries – for garnish
  • Sugar
  • Ice

Equipment Needed

  • Shot glass
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Citrus press

Cranberry Pomegranate Martini

Recipe by rdaumitCourse: CocktailsCuisine: Mediterranean FusionDifficulty: Easy



Cranberry Pomegranate Martini, with vodka and a sprig of rosemary, will satisfy all your cocktail sips from Thanksgiving through Valentine day!


  • Vodka – 4 shots

  • Pomegranate juice – 1 shot (it’s concentrated)

  • Lime juice – 1 lime

  • Rosemary sprigs – 1 per glass

  • Cranberries – 2 berries per sprig

  • Ice – 1 – 2 cups

  • Cranberry juice – 2 tbsp

  • Sugar – 1 tbsp


  • Fill the shaker half full with ice. Add vodka, pomegranate juice and cranberry syrup (cranberry juice and sugar boiled until dissolved and cooled), and give a good shake.
  • Pour into martini glasses, squeeze half a lime in each glass.
  • For garnish, simply stick the bottom end of a rosemary sprig through 2 cranberries and lay garnish across the drink.


  • Simple syrup can be used in place of cranberry syrup or simply boil 1 tablespoon sugar to 1/4 cup of prepared cranberry juice. 
Cranberry Pomegranate Martini
Cranberry Pomegranate Martini

My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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5 years ago

Brilliant video!

5 years ago
Reply to  janowrite

Thanks!!! Will be featuring this yummy cocktail in a Valentine Dinner at Home series this week! 🙂


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