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Pomegranate Martini - 2 glasses

Today I am sharing more pictures I took of the beautiful gardens from Niagara on the Lake and a recipe for the first martini I made for our Friday night cocktail. (Do not forget to view part 1 of the gardens.) During our Niagara on the Lake trip I had a fabulous Lychee Berry Martini and was inspired to start making martinis. This is new territory for me so I am trying to make different martinis and cocktails with a core group of ingredients. So we will see how that goes over the upcoming weeks! I did a bit of research to understand what makes a traditional martini – it is made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. This always felt like an “older” cocktail to me so I was never interested in trying one. But now with the new twist on the martini it seems like a fun cocktail to explore. The first martini I made came directly from PAMA website. I figured it was best to start with a recipe before I start exploring. Also see their website to learn more about their PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur. This martini is all alcohol and if you shake it properly it will come out crisp and chilled – even though it is sweeter. It is very good! You can also add a splash of lemon or lime if you feel it is too sweet. I do not typically drink sweet drinks – but a martini is small in ounces so it did not seem too sweet. My martini glasses are thin so they do not take long to chill in the refrigerator. I got a martini shaker rabbit because the strainer is built into the lid. I like that I do not need to remove the lid to get to the strainer.

Martini shaker

1 oz Vodka
1/4 oz Orange Liqueur
2 oz PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
Garnish with Lime or Lemon
Credit: PAMA’s website

Place martini glasses into the refrigerator. Fill the martini shaker half with ice. Add ingredients. Shake for about a minute until martini shaker is “cold”. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime or lemon.

Pomegranate Martini closeup

…. and here are more pictures of beautiful gardens!!

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Do not forget to check out the other postings from our Niagara on the Lake vacation!
Abacot Hall B&B at Niagara on the Lake
Niagara on the Lake Shaw Festival, Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar
Niagara on the Lake – The Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara on the Lake – Fort George Part 1
Niagara on the Lake – Fort George Part 2
Niagara on the Lake – Beautiful Homes and Architecture!
Niagara on the Lake – Their Beautiful Gardens Part 1
Pomegranate Martini & Niagara on the Lake and Their Beautiful Gardens Part 2
Niagara on the Lake and Their Beautiful Gardens Part 3
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Old Winery Restaurant
Various Pictures from Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Queenston Heights Restaurant
Queens Royal Park
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Angie Strauss Art Gallery

8 thoughts on “Pomegranate Martini & Niagara on the Lake and Their Beautiful Gardens Part 2

  1. Heather L. says:

    This drink looks and sounds so delicious! Love the beautiful pics too!

    1. Bernice says:

      It was a very nice martini!! And more recipes to come as I experiment on my own and try out other recipes. 🙂

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Fabulous blossoms!!

    1. Bernice says:

      My dream gardens! But those dreams did not happen with so many problems with the deer, the rabbit, then the winds and other elements. 🙂

      1. willowdot21 says:

        I know, nothing is ever simple! 😉

  3. It looks like such a beautiful place with all those lovely gardens.

    1. Bernice says:

      It is a beautiful and relaxing place. Even when it is busy with people you can find somewhere to relax and just enjoy.

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