Blushing Lady Cocktail

Blushing Lady Pomegranate Martini

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
469 Calories
2g Fat
86g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 469
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 19g 67%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 368mg 1,839%
Calcium 178mg 14%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 988mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The blushing lady is a beautifully designed pink cocktail that is the right blend of fruity flavors. The taste is amazing, it's easy to mix up, and it looks absolutely stunning when served in a sugar-rimmed glass. You'll find it to be a great cocktail for almost any occasion, including showers, weddings, and ladies night in.

Featuring Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, the flavor of a blushing lady is a medley of sweet and tart. It's a lively vodka martini that pairs the sweet liqueur with a punch of pink grapefruit juice. You may even find yourself so entranced by the taste, that you'll reach the "one too many" mark and end up blushing as pink as the drink.


  • Granulated sugar, for rimming

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce pomegranate liqueur

  • 1 ounce pink grapefruit juice

  • Lemon wedge, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Rub a lemon wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass and dip the glass into a plate of sugar. Set it aside.

  3. In a cocktail shaker, pour the vodka, pomegranate liqueur, and grapefruit juice. Fill with ice.

  4. Shake and strain into the prepared glass.

  5. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Serve and enjoy.


  • Though the recipe calls for pink grapefruit, the red variety of the citrus fruit will work just fine in this cocktail.
  • Fresh grapefruit juice will definitely make a better tasting cocktail. The citrus is at its best during the winter months when it will be sweetest and offer the most juice. On average, a single grapefruit should yield between 5 and 6 ounces of juice, which is plenty for a few blushing lady cocktails.
  • Generally, martinis are the place to show off your best vodka and that's great advice for this recipe as well. Since Pama does have such a strong presence in the drink and a bolder flavor, you can get away with a mid-shelf vodka if you want to save a little money. You'll barely notice the difference.

Recipe Variations

  • Did you run out of Pama? Grenadine is a quick fix that offers the same pomegranate flavor. Since it is a syrup, it will be sweeter than the liqueur. When using it as a substitute, cut back to 1/2 ounce of grenadine and make up the difference with a little more vodka and juice.
  • Try this recipe with a flavored vodka to add a little more dimension. Citrus, pineapple, and other tropical fruits are all really nice pairings for both pomegranate and grapefruit. You could even give cucumber or ginger vodka a shot!
  • Switch out the vodka for blanco tequila or light rum if you prefer. It would also be a nice drink for the aged types of either spirit.
  • If you swap the grapefruit juice out for an orange liqueur and change up the proportions slightly, you can make a delightful Pama martini. The two make a great pair to offer guests at the same party without significantly increasing the cost.
  • When you're not in the mood for a martini, transform this mix into a tall, refreshing cocktail. Keep the vodka and Pama pours the same, double up on the grapefruit juice, fill your glass with ice, then top the drink off with club soda.

How Strong Is a Blushing Lady?

This blushing lady looks all sweet and innocent, but she's a feisty gal! While it's not the strongest martini you can mix up, the alcohol content will fall into the 22 percent ABV (44 proof) range.