I imagine that if the Evil Queen ran into Snow White at a cocktail party she would serve up one of these instead of handing over a plain old apple in the woods. The difference with mine is that I chose vodka as my “poison” and unless you take down too many, you won’t slip into a magical sleeping spell.
They’re seductively sweet, crisp, and smooth with not a trace of poison to be tasted. The rich red color comes from sparkling pomegranate juice which also gives it a little bit of tartness. Then for extra fizz I chose to use a hard apple cider instead of regular cider or apple juice. They make for a simple and sophisticated cocktail to serve up to guests this bewitching season!
(makes 1 martini)
1oz vodka, chilled
1 1/2oz sparkling pomegranate juice
1 1/2oz hard apple cider (I used Woodchuck Amber)
Pomegranate seeds, apple wedges or peels for garnish (optional)
You can also make a kid-friendly/non-alcoholic version for guests as well. Use club soda or sparkling water in lieu of vodka and use apple cider instead of hard cider. They’ll be extra bubbly and just as delicious!
In a standard sized martini glass add vodka followed by the sparkling pomegranate juice and hard apple cider. Give it a light stir, garnish if you desire, and serve right away.