Winter Pomegranate-Lemon Martini

Typically, martinis are made one at a time in a shaker with ice, which serves the function of diluting the alcohol a bit. But you don’t want to be bothered making drinks for each guest when you have a big group. Below, we’ve given you a cocktail recipe that can be made in a pitcher ahead, using water to dilute the alcohol instead of the traditional ice.

do ahead Martinis can be made up to one day ahead and chilled until serving.

General Procedure

In a pitcher, combine vodka and all other liquids. Stir. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving. Pour martinis into glasses and garnish each one with long strips of lemon peel.
21⁄2 cups

lemon-flavored vodka
2⁄3 cup limoncello
2⁄3 cup lemon juice
3 cups pomegranate juice
3 cups water
long strips of lemon peel, for garnish
serves 6

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