Thirsty Thursday: The Pomegranate Martini

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that the pomegranate is the new “it” healthy fruit, and various people are incorporating it into many things; cuisines, juices, smoothies, and best of all, cocktails!  The pomegranate martini is actually not really a martini at all, no vermouth or gin, but it looks lovely in a martini glass, garnished with a lemon or lime peel.  So refreshing, right? And preppy colors, to boot!

This Thursday, I decided to create my own concoction.

2 oz. citrus or regular vodka
1/2 oz. fresh lemon or lime juice
2 oz. fresh pomegranate juice or POMM juice

Shake all ingredients well with ice, and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a lemon or lime peel, or for fun, if you used a fresh pomegranate, garnish with the seeds.

And my ensemble, while sipping this fun martini?

So summery and fun!  Happy Sipping!

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Yesterday, the National Park was Acadia National Park.  Congratulations to some of you who guessed correctly!  I’m impressed, even the ones who guessed Maine.  I thought some would go for the West Coast.  šŸ™‚

It seriously is one of the most beautiful parks and places I have ever traveled.  You must go!  It’s located in Maine, near Bar Harbor.  To read more about it, click here.  Ron Cloer gives a brief synopsis of how Acadia came to be, and why it is so special.  Cadillac Mountain is where you are, in the photo of the sunrise over the water, it is said to be one of the first places you can see the sunrise in the U.S.  I’d have to agree, and it is simply breathtaking.  Another photo with the big splash is Thunder Hole.  At certain times, depending on the tide, the caves below make the water splash very high, and it is so neat to see!  I think this was actually in the news last year because a child fell in, and drowned.  Such a tragedy!  There are signs EVERYWHERE, about not getting too close.

You can actually hike the cliffs right under Bass Harbor Lighthouse, which we did.  The photos were amazing.  Didn’t have digital when we went about five years ago, so unfortunately no personal pics of it.  And the photo with the Adirondack chairs is pretty dead on, at Jordan Pond House Restaurant.  It’s the only restaurant in the park, but worth the wait.  Their popovers are divine, and how beautiful is that scene?  We also biked up to the top of one mountain, which took your breath away, figuratively and literally.  Haha.  The ride down was a breeze!  And we also canoed, didn’t realize how much of a work-out that was.  Alright, I think I’ve written too much about Acadia.  But I can’t say it enough, a must-see in everyone’s lifetime!
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W, anxiously awaiting to pop bubbles from the new bubble machine!
When E gets up, she doesn’t cry…I like that.
The smile I get every time I get her out of her crib…Love that!

23 thoughts on “Thirsty Thursday: The Pomegranate Martini

  1. That drink looks amazing! Pomegranate and champagne is also supposed to be a tasty treat. The pics of the girls are adorable. When are we going to Acadia?!

  2. One of my favorite things is going to see W when he is up in the morning…just chillin in the crib. He always kicks his legs and laughs when we come in to get him. šŸ™‚ Love the dress!

  3. Those earrings are so fun!
    (I thought it might be Acadia but the sunset/sunrise picture threw me off because it looked West Coast…good for those who went ahead and guess anyway!! It certainly is gorgeous!)

  4. Gotta love those baby smiles when they wake from sleeping. Such a happy greeting, it just makes your day! The outfit is so cute and love love love the shoes! Oh about your comment on my blog, my mom felt the same way about Dad and I enjoying the thunderstorms, moms are such worry warts (Isn't it funny how now we know how they feel/felt?)! Have a good one!

  5. Your daughters are absolutely adorable! And how sweet that she smiles when she gets up. In a perfect world, I'd be wearing that Lilly dress and drinking a pomegranate martini on in the tropics right now. Ahhh… That sounds wonderful.

    xo
    Valerie

  6. Loving the entire ensemble! What could be better than sitting outside, sipping a pomegranate martini, and wearing THAT?

    Your children are so completely adorable!

  7. That martini recipe sounds so good and Iā€™d love to make this the next time I have my girlfriends over at my house. The Sandra dress is lovely and so are the sandals. Great ensemble!

    W and E are so adorable šŸ™‚

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