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Tue, Jun. 23rd, 2009, 05:23 am
shortbutfast: pomegranate martini

pomegranate martini

1 1/2 cups fresh pomegranate juice 
2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka or white tequila
1 ounce Cointreau Liquor
splash of sparkling water
squeeze of lemon
superfine sugar for dipping
pomegranate seeds and orange zest for garnish [optional]
ice cubes

fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. place pom juice, vodka, cointreau, sparkling water, and lemon juice; shake. take a lemon or lime wedge and rub the drinking surface of a martini glass so it's barely moist. dip the edge into sugar. strain martini into the sugar-rimmed glass & garnish each with pom seeds and orange zest. makes 2.