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I used POM and Grand Marnier but left out the water and lemon.
Delicious!!! I made a big batch for a recent party and they were gone way too soon. I quadrupled the recipe and used triple sec in lieu of cointreau. I also added extra vodka and squeezed two lemons in the pitcher. If you want to impress, place pomegranate seeds in an ice cube tray and fill with water. You're guests will appreciate a cube to keep their drink chilled.
These are awesome...just the right blend of sweet and tart w/out being too much of either. On her show, Oprah suggested squeezing fresh lime juice in bottom of chilled glass before pouring the drink in.
I make a batch of this every year for our Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends. I've used both flavored and regular vodka, double the called-for amount, then add Citronage orange Liquer, and add either lemon or lime squeeze. So yummy!
Oprah got it right! Thank you Mups for sharing this great recipe with us.
Well, this is twice as much juice as the way I know to make it, and I think it is awfully diluted as written, so I cut that down. I frequently use Cranberry-Pomegranate 100% juice instead of straight pom juice. It's supposedly good with citrus vodka but I just use regular and do a squirt of lemon concentrate in it. yummy! I didn't know this was Oprah's version, but it is definitely mine!
Okay, I just made my first pomegranate martini and I am smitten. I love the tartness and beauty of the drink. Will be serving these to my Scrabble group and my family over the Christmas Holidays.
Very good. Thanks for posting :) Thanks Mups :)
Wow! I'm not into sweet martinis, so I wasn't sure I would care for this. BUT, it is simply fantastic! My new favorite. I used Grey Goose vodka- I don't like flavored vodkas. I used a bit more than called for. I also added a squeeze of lime and a splash of pomegranate soda to the glass before pouring the martini. Fabulous. The soda was GUS (Grown Up Soda- pomegranate). It really made it special. This will be a new staple for entertaining. Thanks!