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Pomegranate Martini

This twist on the classic packs a punch without packing on pounds

Ingredients:

2 oz citrus vodka, like Ketel One Citroen
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz fresh pomegranate juice
1 oz simple syrup

To Make:
[1] Shake all the ingredients with ice.

[2] Strain into a chilled martini glass.

[3] Garnish with orange peel.

[4] Serve

Willy & Aisha's tip:
[1] Rinse your glass with Cointreau to add a bit of flavor (without extra calories).

[2] To properly chill a martini glass, pop it into the freezer for at least an hour before you use it. Or, for a last - minute chill during a party, keep glasses upside down in a pan of ice water. Pull them from the water and dry them off immediately before filling.

[3] Take a sniff of the lemon juice as you mix your drink. No problem smelling it? That's a good sign. Research shows that people who have problems detecting the scent of lemons, lilac, and leather - among other scents - may be at an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease as they get older.

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