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The Weekend Cocktail: Pomegranate Margarita and Martini

Posted By Karen Young On November 13, 2009 @ 12:18 am In Featured,Food,spotlight,The Weekend Cocktail | 1 Comment

gwen-headshot-110x110BY GWEN KENNEALLY

We are all hearing about the health benefits of pomegranate juice as a powerful antioxidant, but did you know that it is also an aphrodisiac? You can make a nice non- alcoholic treat by mixing 6 ounces of pomegranate juice with 4 ounces limejuice in a shaker and pour in a chilled glass. Enjoy these seasonal and festive drinks and enjoy all of the benefits!

Pomegranate Martini

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2 ounces vodka

1 ounce Grand Marnier Liqueur

6 ounces pomegranate juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker 1/4 filled with chopped ice. Shake and strain into two chilled martini glasses. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Pomegranate Margarita

4 ounces white tequila

1 ounce Triple Sec

2 ounces limejuice

6 ounces pomegranate juice

12 ounces ice

Garnish with lime wheel

Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy. Serve in two chilled glasses and garnish with lime.

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. Check out her website and blog www.Backtothekitchen.net and www.gwenkenneally.blogspot.com

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