Maroccan Martini

I remember walking home from school and picking pomegranates from trees hanging over onto the street.  They were juicy, sweet and a little bit tart.  I didn’t know, until much later, what a delicious flavor they add to many foods, drinks and sweets.

I was exploring the web for ways to use pomegranates and pomegranate juice, when I came across this simple recipe from Spain’s version of the Absolut Vodka website.  What is interesting is that it does not use vodka at all!

Below is the recipe in Spanish and then in English.

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Maroccan Martini

3 partes Tequila

3 partes Triple seco

1 parte zumo de lima

1 parte zumo de granada

1 corte de lima

Cómo hacer la mezcla

Llenar una coctelera boston con hielo.  Añadir todos los ingredientes.  Agitar y colar en una copa de cóctel refrigerada.  Decorar con lima.

In English:

3 parts Tequila

3 parts Triple Sec

1 part lime juice, fresh squeezed

1 part pomegranate juice, preferably fresh squeezed

1 thin slice of lime

How to make the mix

Fill a Boston shaker with ice.  Add all the ingredients.  Shake briskly and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with the lime.

Adjust the proportions to your taste.  Like I said, the recipe is very simple.  I added more pomegranate juice, along with some pomegranate arils (seeds) in the glass.  I also used a regular cocktail shaker and silver Tequila.


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