This Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini is a festive cocktail for the holiday season. It only takes 5 minutes to whip up. If you like classic lemon drop cocktails, you’ll love this fun new ruby red pomegranate variation! It is the perfect way to sit back, relax and celebrate the holiday season!

Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini

This fall has been a whirlwind of activity. With my cookbook launching a month ago, I have been traveling every weekend. Plus there have been interviews and live demos peppered on top. All the while I am still teaching BodyPump, keeping up with the blog and I even launched I am in hyper drive.


I’ve been trying to take a moment, very intentionally, to slow down and remember to enjoy the moment. I am reminded more than ever that I am in charge of defining the riverbanks that’re holding me in.


I have been pulling back from extra obligations as much as I can so that I can spend time with my family. After a lot of deliberation, I decided to not teach fitness classes on the weekends. That’s been kinda surreal after three years of teaching every weekend. I already miss my Saturday morning people. Snif.

chickadee at bird feeder in Vermont

Last week I also spent an entire afternoon creating a spreadsheet to track how I spend my time and from which sector I receive the best return on my time. There was even a chart titled “Time-Suck Factor” that was highly illuminating!

winterberry in Vermont

Since the book went on sale, everything has gone by so quickly. It is hard to believe that the leaves are all gone. We even got some snow. Now that the bears are all asleep, we got all the bird feeders up in our garden and around the house. It hasn’t taken long for the birds to discover that they’re up and loaded with black oil seed and thistle.

chickadee at bird feeder in Vermont

The chippies have been digging in too! In the image above, that’s one on the left (you can just see his furry striped bum!)

Chickadee in flight in Vermont

I don’t know why, but seeing the birds and their busy back and forth, helps me slow down. I love looking out the window as I do the dishes to see sweet little chicadees perched right outside, nervously pecking out the thistle, all the while keeping an eye out for the bully blue jays. Taking a moment to appreciate something outside pulls me out of my little world temporarily for a little respite.

chickadee at bird feeder in Vermont

Now that we’re only days away from Thanksgiving, soon to be followed by door busters and the countdown to Christmas, I really don’t want to miss anything. I love this time of year! I am trying to notice it all.

fall foliage of Fothergilla in Vermont

As we head into the holiday season, I am planning to keep an eye on my riverbanks and remember to enjoy my time with family. And to celebrate with family and friends!

Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini

Which brings me to raising a glass!

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This sweet and tart pomegranate lemon drop martini is the perfect light and crisp and refreshing cocktail for the holidays this year!

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Sipping one of these martinis will be the perfect way to relax and enjoy a moment with friends over the holidays! Cheers!

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pomegranate lemon drop martini

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American


This pomegranate lemon drop martini will be the go-to cocktail for your holiday season. It is sweet and tart and a beautiful ruby red color!



  • Ice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 1/3 cup citron vodka
  • ¼ cup pomegranate liquor
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, dark or amber or agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils for garnish


  1. Fill two large martini glasses with ice and water and set aside. Sprinkle sugar on a plate. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, pomegranate liquor, lemon juice, pomegranate juice and maple (or agave.) Cover and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  2. Empty the ice water out of the martini glasses. Dip rims of the glasses into the plate of sugar, one at a time to coat the edges of the glass. Strain martini mixture into the glasses. Sprinkle pomegranate arils into the martinis to garnish. Serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 6 oz
  • Calories: 317
  • Sugar: 28 g
  • Sodium: 21 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g