This article was published on February 28th, 2014
Pomegranate fruit has earned itself the prestigious title of being a super food, thanks to is antioxidant properties. While there are fantastic benefits of eating pomegranate seeds, including fiber and nutrients, in clinical tests, the benefits are relatively inconclusive. Meanwhile, consumers are drawn into elaborate marketing campaigns, hoping to reap the rewards. The sweet and tart taste of pomegranates make the seeds ideal as salad toppings and in granola bars, while the concentrated juice makes amazing martinis and cocktails, like this creative Pom Breeze Martini.
- 2 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Orange-Basil Syrup
- 1 oz Pomegranate Juice
- Squeeze of Fresh Lime
- Splash of Grapefruit Juice
In a martini shaker half full of ice, add all ingredients. Shake for 20 seconds, until the martini shaker begins to frost. Pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
To make orange-basil syrup, add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a sauce pan. Heat until boiling. Add in half a sliced orange (including rind), and 5-6 basil leaves. Stir and allow to cool. Strain liquid into a sterile container and store into the refrigerator for up to three days.