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

Why We Love This Recipe For Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini

I don’t know about you but one of the things that gets me extra excited for the holidays are all the holiday-drink possibilities. I mean, they’re endless! From peppermint schnapps cocktails and fruity cranberry drinks, to healthy martinis filled with fresh pomegranate juice and arils. The options never end, and I just love coming up with new ideas to share with you all! They’re fun, simple, and delicious–and, what better way to get your daily dose of fruit than in a cocktail!? Enter, the pomegranate lemon drop martini.

This sweet and tart pomegranate lemon drop martini is the perfect light, crisp and refreshing cocktail for the holidays this year! Sipping one of these will be the perfect way to relax and enjoy a moment with friends and family, while also expanding your own personal drink menu.

The best thing about this recipe is that it only requires a few ingredients, and most of them you might already have at home already! No crazy grocery list required.

An image of the ingredients needed for a pomegranate martini with pomegranate liqueur and citron vodka.

Ingredients for this Recipe

Pure Maple Syrup, Dark or Amber or Agave Nectar

I love to use sugar substitutes such as maple syrup or agave nectar when I make homemade cocktails. They lend the perfect amount of sweetness, while also adding a depth of caramel-like flavor. You’ll be hooked!

Pomegranate Arils and Juice

You can either buy pomegranate arils at the store for a no-fuss processes, or you can grab a whole pomegranate and deseed it yourself. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Make sure you get pomegranate juice that’s 100% juice and doesn’t have any added sugar.

Other Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 1/3 cup citron vodka
  • ¼ cup pomegranate liquor
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Two Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martinis in a martini glass garnished with a lemon wedge.

Step By Step Instructions To Make This Recipe

Step 1: Prepare Martini Glasses

Fill two large martini glasses with ice and water and set aside to chill. Sprinkle the sugar out onto a small plate for rimming the glasses.

Step 2: Mix Cocktail

Fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, pomegranate liquor, lemon juice, pomegranate juice and maple (or agave.) Cover with the shaker lid and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.

Step 3: Assemble and Serve

Empty the ice water out of the martini glasses. Dip the rims of the glasses into the plate of sugar, one at a time to coat the edges of the glass.

Strain the martini mixture into the glasses. Sprinkle pomegranate arils into the martinis to garnish and serve immediately. Add a wedge of lemon for garnish, if desired.

FAQs and Expert Tips

What can I use if I don’t have a cocktail shaker?

There are plenty of things you can use instead! You could use a mason jar with a lid, a blender bottle, a travel coffee cup, a protein shaker, or really any drinking vessel or container with a lid.

Could you make the martini mix ahead?

Absolutely! Mix together all the ingredients and store it in an airtight container in the freezer overnight before you plan to drink it. Don’t worry, since there’s alcohol in it it won’t freeze.

What if I don’t have citron vodka?

No worries at all. I’d definitely recommend purchasing some, but you could also use plain vodka and simply add more freshly squeezed lemon juice instead.

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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

Description

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!


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

Shaker Alternative:

No need to worry if you don’t have a classic shaker! There are plenty of things you can use instead and you can still make the drink perfectly. You could use a mason jar with a lid, a blender bottle, a travel coffee cup, a protein shaker, or really any drinking vessel or container with a lid.


Nutrition

  • 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