Pomegranate Valentini

January 13, 2012

in Beverages,Cocktails,Recipes

Pomegranate Valentini

A few weeks ago while the stores will still adorned with tinsel, snowflakes, and christmas trees. I asked one of my friends who happens to have a gorgeous pomegranate tree in her backyard for a pomegranate. I told her I wanted to make some pomegranate infused vodka with it.

Not giving it a second thought she sent me home with a decent sized, yet not quite ripe enough pomegranate. Once I got home I gave it tender love and care; I carefully placed it on the counter and allowed it to ripen. After a week or so once its tough reddish rind began to hug and take the shape of the delicate seeds it was concealing. I meticulously cut it open and extracted its bright red seeds with the help of a bowl of water. After the pomegranate seeds were rinsed and free of any traces of rind I delicately dropped them into a bottle I had set aside. This bottle happened to have just a little bit of vodka in it.

Fast-forward a couple of weeks and here we are, the stores are filled with Valentine’s Day cards, chocolates, and candy.

Oh, and the pomegranate infused vodka, its also ready to make an appearance…

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Pomegranate Valentini
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Pomegranate Infused Vodka
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
Pomegranate Valentini
  • 4 ounces pomegranate infused vodka
  • 2 ounce pomegranate schnapps
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • ¼ ounce lime juice
Directions
Pomegranate Infused Vodka
  1. Combine vodka and pomegranate seeds in a clean mason jar or bottle. Seal tightly and store in a cool dry place for 7-14 days. Give it a good shake every couple of days.
Pomegranate Valentini
  1. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled half-way with ice. Shake for 20-30 seconds and pour into martini glasses. Garnish with fresh strawberries.

 

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1 Maureen January 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

This is beautiful! I can’t wait to taste it.

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2 Trevor sis boom January 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

You can imagine how well received Pommegranite anything is at my house. Auntie Sis Boom has three trees. I’m asking for a few immediately!

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3 Cindy January 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

As the pround mommy of that pomegranate, I am honored at what it has achieved – with your help of course, Josie!

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4 Sharlene Smith January 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Looks like a fantastic Valentine’s Day drink.
Love is in the air!

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