Tuesday, February 12, 2008

flirty pomengranate & lychee martini

  • what better way to celebrate valentine's day with your special someone than making a toast with something pink and sweet?

    this valentine's day, i would like to make a toast to A and all the lovers out there, whosoever you choose to spend this day with.

and here's hoping your heart is big enough to love everyone, because it is true the old addage - love is blind. love takes in no account of color, sex, creed, age, race, marital status, weight or salary. love is something that is completely absorbing and yet so giving that it gives you a reason to be. love is truly a gift that every being placed on this ball of life that we call planet earth should experience. so again, i raise my glass to all the loves in your life - whoever and whatever they may be.

flirty pomengranate & lychee martini

serves: 2

prep time: 5 min


2 oz grey goose vodka

4 oz lychee juice

1 oz cointreau

4-6 tbpsn grenadine or pomengranate juice

4 lychees, either fresh or canned (optional)

the play:

fill a cocktail shaker with strainer attached with crushed ice and shake everything together except the lychees. place the lychees in the glass and pour your baby a drink.

i would like to send this to lovely pooja of
my creative ideas for the theme of the week, valentine's day, as well as to sra of when my soup came alive and to maheshwari of beyond the usual who are hosting this month's AFM-pomengranate.

Notes: grenadine is a pomengranate syrup that is used in many mixers, i bought mine readymade bottled, but you can also make your own by following this recipe from
webtender . i didn't have a proper martini glass to serve this in, but can you see the luscious lychees on the bottom?

Listening to: "all that i am" by the absolutely delicious Joe, from his album All That I Am (1997) and of course the classic, "we're in this love together" by the ever fabulous, Al Jarreau, from his album, Breakin Away (1981).


Nags said...

what a lovely idea :)

Ashwini said...

Ooh my kind of drink. Have you tried the pomegranate vodka that Oprah has made famous? You'd like it.

sra said...

Hi Alpa, I never knew grenadine was a pomegranate syrup but then I never explored it. Thanks for the entry and happy V day to you!

Alpa said...

Nags - Thanks! Happy V-day!

Ashwini - Hi there! no I haven't tried it, but now that you've recommended it... lol!

Sra - yes, it is widely used in cocktails and it's what gives drinks that divine color, try it!
Happy V-day to you to :)

Pooja said...

thats a lovely way to celebrate vday with :) . thanks for the entry . Nice blog Alpa :) . Keep blogging.

Alpa said...

Pooja - Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful V-day!

Julie said...

I love lychee fruit, this sounds terrific.

Swaroopa said...

looks gr8! thanx 4 sharing...

Dhivya said...

hi innovative idea..looks yummy..Happy V day

Alpa said...

Julie - Welcome to my blog! yes, lychees are so delicious and finding them fresh is a real treat.

Swaroopa - Thanks for visiting!

Dhivya - Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

Sagari said...

looksssss great

Alpa said...

Sagari - Thanks!

Archy said...

Lovely Martini Dear!! looks tempting :)!!

Alpa said...

Archy - Thanks!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Absolutely flirty drink...I love the combination! BEAUTIFUL...thanks a ton for stopping by. I was in HOU last summer...wish we had met before; would have looked you up! Lol Deeba

Alpa said...

Deeba - Thanks so much! Let me know when you come down again!