Scott and I tried a couple of Ina Garten’s cocktail recipes this holiday season. In November, we tried her Cranberry Martinis, and this month, we tried her Pomegranate Gimlets. Both are wonderful, but we’ve had a chance to try the Pomegranate Gimlet recipe twice. The first time, we made the gimlets straight from the recipe in Ina’s new cookbook, and the second time, we reduced the amount of simple syrup. We found we don’t need the extra sugar and favor using half the amount of simple syrup. These can be enjoyed with or without a garnish. Makes six drinks. Here’s to a wonderful 2021!
1 1/2 cups of gin
1 cup pomegranate juice, such as Pom Wonderful
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (we used 1/4 cup)
Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
6 lime slices, for garnish
At least one hour before serving, place six martini glasses in the freezer.
Combine the gin, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a larger pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice and add the drink mixture until the shaker is three quarters full. Shake for a full 15 seconds. Pour the mixture into the frozen martini glasses and garnish with a teaspoon of pomegranate seeds and a slice of lime. Repeat with the remaining drink mixture and serve ice cold.
Credit: Ina Garten