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…
- 8 ounces vodka
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- 4 ounces pomegranate infused vodka
- 2 ounce pomegranate schnapps
- ½ ounce amaretto
- ¼ ounce lime juice
- 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.
- 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.