Pama Martini

Pama Martini

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
310 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 310
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 126mg 3%
*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.)

When you're in the mood for a delicious pomegranate-flavored cocktail, the Pama martini is an excellent choice. It's a fruity vodka martini that can be found on many drink menus in bars—sometimes under the name "pom martini"—and is very easy to make at home.

Pama pomegranate liqueur is the featured ingredient in this simple martini, and it's a signature recipe for the brand. Pomegranate liqueur is red in color and has a sweet and tart taste. When combined with your favorite vodka and a hint of orange liqueur, what you get is a semisweet drink with the flavor of fresh pomegranate. It's quite lovely, mixes up quickly, and is a great cocktail for any occasion.

For the best-tasting pomegranate martini, choose high-quality ingredients. Pama is a premium liqueur, and it deserves to be paired with a vodka of equal quality, especially considering that the two are poured in equal amounts.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 1 1/2 ounces pomegranate liqueur

  • 1/4 ounce orange liqueur

  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the vodka, pomegranate liqueur, and orange liqueur.

  3. Shake vigorously.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Top-shelf vodkas are not hard to find, and many are surprisingly affordable, given the smooth taste they offer. You can opt for one of the better-known brands like Chopin, Grey Goose, and Ketel One, or explore some of the impressive craft vodkas available today. If it's a vodka you wouldn't mind sipping straight, it will make a great martini.
  • Your choice of orange liqueur should be considered just as carefully. Steer clear of cheap bottles of triple sec and curaçao and spend a little more for an upgrade. Brands like Cointreau, Marie Brizard, and Grand Marnier are great options, though there are many more. Keep in mind that you'll use orange liqueur quite often—from margaritas to mimosas—and a small investment can improve countless cocktails.
  • Obviously, the Pama martini was designed to be made with that brand specifically, but there are other nice options. Pomegranate has become one of the hottest flavors in the bar over the years and distillers have done a fine job following this trend. Explore your local liquor store's offerings and try out any brands that may be unfamiliar to you. Chateau Pomari, Gabriel Boudier, and Giffard are a few worthy pomegranate liqueurs to consider.

Recipe Variation

  • If you don't have pomegranate liqueur, you can turn to that trusted bottle of grenadine to make a pomegranate martini. The syrup will be sweeter and more concentrated than the liqueur, so you need to use less. Shake 1 1/2 ounces of vodka, 3/4 ounce of orange liqueur, and 3/4 ounce of grenadine. Adjust the ingredients to your taste.
  • You can also try your hand at making your own pomegranate liqueur. It's no more difficult than any other homemade liqueur and can even be as simple as making grenadine, then adding 1 cup or more to a bottle of vodka to suit your taste. You'll find it to be a fun experiment when pomegranates are in season.

How Strong Is a Pama Martini?

As you'll find with most martinis, the Pama martini is a pretty strong drink. When made with an 80-proof vodka, the alcohol content should fall into the 25 percent ABV (50 proof) range. Of course, that's perfectly normal for this style of cocktail and, if you've ever had one too many cosmopolitans, you know that the alcohol can sneak up on you, so be careful.