Spring Cocktail Tease: Rose Pomegranate Martini
April showers bring May flowers, so why not make a drink out of them? Celebrate a new season and quench your thirst with a tart and fruity martini finished off with a rose petal confetti garnish. Brought to us by Elsie Larson of abeautifulmess.com, this drink recipe is perfect for a girl's night in.
Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own Rose Pomegranate Martini.
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Numi Organic White Rose Tea
Fresh mint leaves
To infuse your vodka with Numi Organic White Rose Tea, simply pour 1 cup vodka into a container and add one tea bag. Seal the container (mason jars work great for this!) and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in a cool dark spot. When it's done, your vodka should be amber colored (like sweet tea). Sometimes floral drinks can get a little overwhelming and taste a little more on the potpourri side. But this tea was perfect for getting all the flavor we would like without going too far.
Here are the steps you should take when garnishing your drink:
1. Chop colored rose petals into tiny bits, like confetti.
2. Use a clean paint brush to brush honey onto one side of the rim of your glass. Be sure to keep the honey only on the outside of the glass, not the inside.
3-4. Press the honeyed rim onto the rose petal bits until it is completely covered with confetti!
In a shaker, combine 1.5 ounces pomegranate juice, 1.5 ounces vodka infused with white rose tea, half an ounce of sweet vermouth, 1 dash of each bitter and 3-5 broken mint leaves. Shake with ice and pour into your pre-garnished cocktail glass.
This is your finished product. Enjoy!