I get pretty excited about this time of year because citrus is in season and I love it all. Here in Louisiana there are gorgeous and delicious oranges of all varieties, satsumas, and grapefruits grown locally. The first to pop up have been satsumas and they are easy to peel, sweet, and are so pretty with their green skins and orange insides. I loved the idea of pomegranate juice mixed with the tang of a satsuma to create a delicious cocktail. My pomegranate and satsuma gin martini is the perfect fall drink to highlight seasonal flavors and to kick start your weekend.
One thing this drink has going for it right off the bat is that both the satsumas and the pomegranate seeds make for such a pretty cocktail. This would be a perfect holiday drink to prepare from now until Christmas. It could totally be a Halloween cocktail but is also pretty enough for your Thanksgiving table and menu.
It's a simple cocktail, with only three ingredients so it's a breeze to whip up whenever you feel like it, you definitely don't have to have a party to enjoy this yummy drink.
And don't worry if you don't have satsumas in your area, you can easily substitute oranges, no problem.
I just love the orange and red colors together, and the flavors pair perfectly. With the weather finally cooling off a smidge, I want nothing more than to sit on my porch swing with this martini and savor this temperature while it lasts.
Since pomegranates are full of antioxidants and satsumas are full of vitamin C, this is a cocktail that is actually good for your body so you have an excuse to drink them as often as you want. Doctor's orders....well my orders.
- 4 Oz. Gin
- 1 1/2 Cup Organic Pomegranate Juice
- 3 Satsumas, peeled
- Garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds and Satsuma slices
- Muddle the satsumas, pomegranate juice and gin in a cocktail shaker (you may need to split up the batches if needed for space)
- Once satsumas have been muddled thoroughly, add a couple of ice cubes and shake the cocktail shaker until the liquid is cold.
- Strain the mixture into martini glasses of choice and garnish with pom seeds and slices of Satsuma.
Cheers to cocktails that are good for you and yummy too!