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Happy Hour-Raspberry Pomegranate Mint Sparkling Martinis



Oh gosh y'all, this cocktail gives me all the feels.  I made this little gem to celebrate my friend Vicki's birthday.  Her absolute favorite flavors are pomegranate, raspberry, and mint. Oh, and she adores Sparkling Rosé.  So I thought why not combine all of her favorite flavors in a fabulous Sparkling Martini... The VICKITINI!!

Vicki, Me, and Robin--my besties



This cocktail is super easy to make--grab a little mint from the garden (give me all the garden herbs) and whip up a mint simple syrup.  Combine the mint simple syrup with some pomegranate juice, a few muddled raspberries, vodka, and lime juice.  Top with some sparkling rosé and you have a party, my friends.




Yield: 2 cocktails

Raspberry Pomegranate Mint Sparkling Martinis

ingredients

For the martinis:
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, divided
  • 1-ounce mint simple syrup*
  • 6 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
For the mint simple syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 mint leaves

instructions


  1. To make the martinis:
  2. In an empty shaker, place 6-8 raspberries. Muddle the raspberries.  
  3. Add the pomegranate juice, vodka, mint simple syrup, and lime juice.
  4. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  5. Place 4-5 raspberries in the bottom of a martini glass (as a garnish) and pour the contents of the shaker into the martini glass.
To make the mint simple syrup:
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and mint and bring to a boil. Allow mixture to boil for 2-3 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.  Allow the mixture to cool, then remove the mint leaves. 
  2. Store in a sealed jar for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.


Enjoy!

XO,

Sabrina

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