Last Updated on November 18, 2023
Ruth Chris’s Pomegranate Martini is an elegant, refreshing and delicious cocktail made with vodka, pomegranate juice, Cointreau liquor, cranberry juice and Monin pomegranate syrup.
It is a perfect drink to enjoy on any occasion or just as a special treat for yourself. With its gorgeous deep red color, refreshing tart flavor, and sweet taste, it is one of the most popular cocktails.
In this article, I will be discussing how to make it at home, what ingredients you need, what goes well with it and other important information about this delicious drink.
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What is Ruth Chris’s pomegranate martini?
Ruth Chris pomegranate martini is a cocktail created by the famous American restaurant chain Ruth Chris Steakhouse. It is made with vodka, pomegranate juice, Cointreau liquor, cranberry juice and Monin pomegranate syrup.
It has a gorgeous deep red color and a tart flavor that is both sweet and refreshing.
What does it taste like?
Ruth Chris pomegranate martini has a sweet and tart flavor profile. The vodka provides a light flavor that is balanced out by the tart pomegranate juice and sweet Cointreau liquor.
The cranberry juice adds a subtle sweetness, while the Monin Pomegranate Syrup gives it an extra punch of flavor. All these ingredients together make a delicious martini that is sure to please any palate!
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How did I first get introduced to the ruth chris pomegranate martini?
I first encountered this delicious cocktail at the Ruth Chris Steakhouse in Louisiana. It was served as an appetizer to start off my meal and I immediately fell in love with its unique flavor profile.
The combination of vodka, pomegranate juice, Cointreau liquor, cranberry juice and Monin Pomegranate Syrup made it an unforgettable experience. Since then, I have been making this cocktail at home for all my special occasions!
How to make the ruth chris pomegranate martini?
Making this delicious cocktail is quite simple, but there are a few steps you need to take in order to get it just right. Here are the instructions which will help you to make this martini like an expert:
- Cranberry Juice: This is optional, but helps to add a subtle sweetness to the cocktail.
- Monin Pomegranate Syrup: This syrup adds an extra punch of flavour that really takes this martini over the top!
- Ice: Ice is essential for chilling your ingredients and creating a smooth drink.
- Absolut Citron Vodka: A good quality vodka is key for making a delicious martini.
- Lakewood Pomegranate Juice: The pomegranate juice is what gives this cocktail its gorgeous deep red colour and tart flavour.
- Cointreau Liquor: This type of liquor adds a sweet note that helps to balance out the tartness of the pomegranate juice.
- Sugar: Sugar is used to rim the glass and give the cocktail a sweet finish.
- Orange Wedge: An orange wedge is used to garnish the drink, giving it an extra burst of colour.
For your martini glass, cut a thin slice of an orange wedge and rub it along the rim for a zesty finish.
Gently dip your martini glass into the sugar saucer, tapping off any extra sugar, then put it aside for later.
Now, combine Citron Vodka, Pomegranate Juice, Cointreau Liquor, Cranberry Juice and some pomegranate Syrup with ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and shake it up thoroughly for 10-15 seconds.
Pour into the martini glass with the sugar rim.
For an extra splash of flavor, garnish with a lime or orange wedge (optional).
• Make sure to use fresh ingredients for the best flavor.
• For an extra sweet taste, add some grenadine before shaking.
• If you don’t have Monin Pomegranate Syrup, you can use simple syrup instead.
• For a less alcoholic taste, add some more pomegranate juice and cranberry juice to the drink.
Ruth Chris Pomegranate Martini Recipe
- Cocktail Shaker
- Martini Glass
- 2 ounces of Cointreau Liquor providing a bright and orange-flavored note to the cocktail, adding a touch of sweetness and complexity.
- 1 ounce of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice recommended for its tart and refreshing quality, balancing the sweetness and adding a vibrant red color to the cocktail.
- 2 ounces of Lakewood Pomegranate Juice recommended for its rich and tangy pomegranate flavor, intensifying the fruity character of the cocktail.
- 2 Orange Wedges offering a burst of fresh citrus flavor and aroma, enhancing the overall citrus profile of the cocktail.
- 1 ounce of Monin Pomegranate Syrup recommended for its luscious and sweet pomegranate flavor, adding depth and complexity to the cocktail.
- Sugar adjust to taste, allowing you to customize the sweetness level of the cocktail according to your preference.
- Ice ensuring the cocktail is chilled and refreshing, creating a satisfying and icy texture.
- 4 ounces of Absolut Citron Vodka infusing the cocktail with a smooth and crisp citrus essence, elevating its overall flavor profile.
- First, tantalize your taste buds with an orange wedge slice to rim the martini glass for a delectable citrusy kick.
- Dip the glass into a sugar saucer and tap off any excess grains of sweetness. Place aside for later.
- Next, pour Citron Vodka, Pomegranate Juice, Cointreau Liquor, Cranberry Juice, and a few dashes of pomegranate Syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
- Then, pour the mixture into your divinely sugared martini glass.
- Last but not least, top off your creation with an optional lime or orange wedge for added flair.
- Make sure to use fresh ingredients for the best flavor.
- For an extra sweet taste, add some grenadine before shaking.
- If you don’t have Monin Pomegranate Syrup, you can use simple syrup instead.
- For a less alcoholic taste, add some more pomegranate juice and cranberry juice to the drink.
What to serve with ruth chris pomegranate martini?
This martini goes great with a variety of foods and snacks, such as:
• Hummus and Pita Chips: The tangy hummus is a great compliment to the sweet and tart flavours of the martini.
• Roasted Vegetables: The earthiness of roasted vegetables such as carrots, squash or eggplant are a great contrast to the fruity flavours of the drink.
• Fried Calamari: The light breading and the crunch from frying goes perfectly with this delicious martini.
• Cheese Plate: A variety of cheeses, such as brie, blue and cheddar are great with this drink.
How to store leftover ruth chris pomegranate martini?
If you’re making a large batch of this martini for an event or gathering, any leftover drinks can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The drink should last up to two weeks in the fridge.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Although this drink contains little amount of alcohol, it is not recommended for pregnant women due to the amount of sugar and other ingredients in the beverage.
It is best to avoid this drink altogether if you are pregnant due to the potential health risks associated with consuming too much sugar or artificial sweeteners.
How strong is the ruth chris pomegranate martini?
This drink has an alcohol content of around 18-20%. It is not a particularly strong drink, but should still be consumed responsibly.
What can I substitute for the cranberry juice?
For this recipe, it is best to use cranberry juice as it adds a subtle sweetness that complements the other ingredients in the cocktail. However, if you cannot find cranberry juice, you can substitute it with any other type of juice such as orange or grapefruit.
Can I make this into a non-alcoholic drink?
Yes, you can easily make this into a non-alcoholic drink. Simply omit the vodka and Cointreau liquor and increase the amount of cranberry juice and pomegranate syrup used in the recipe. This will give you a delicious non-alcoholic version of this martini!
The Ruth Chris Pomegranate Martini is an easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. With its sweet and tangy taste, this drink is sure to please. It takes only minutes to make, requires minimal ingredients, and has a delicious flavor that will have you coming back for more.
Whether it’s served at a party or enjoyed by yourself on the couch, this martini is sure to be a hit! Everyone will love this drink in a minute and will want some more.
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