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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Armenian Recipe: Tina’s Armenian-Kiss Martini

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Pomegranates are the Armenian national fruit and you could easily say that vodka is an Armenian national pastime. Combine the two together and you have an explosively delicious cocktail, rich in Armenian flavor.

This is a great one not just for the holidays but any festive occasion.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
2 ounces quality vodka
1 ounce cointreau or Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
1 tsp. orange blossom water
1 cup of ice
Garnish with pomegranate arils and citrus peel

Instructions:

Garnish chilled martini glasses with pomegranate arils and a citrus peel. Shake all ingredients in a shaker and pour into garnished glasses.

© 2011 – 2013, Tina Der Bedrossian. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Tina Der Bedrossian is a second generation Armenian-American, born and raised in Southern California. Her parents, both from Aleppo Syria, immigrated to the United States in search of the American Dream. Tina and her three siblings were raised in a traditional Armenian home filled with love, faith, colorful customs, delicious food, ancient rituals, stories and family values. Tina is now a wife to an adventurous outdoorsman and a devoted mother to two beautiful daughters. She is an artisan jewelry designer specializing in ethnic amulets. Tina proudly runs her own specialty online boutique http://MyGuardianEye.com and is infatuated with symbolic anthropology.

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6 Comments
  1. CommentsHelen   |  Sunday, 02 January 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Tina, thank you very much for sharing this amazing delicious drink:) I tried it for our New Year party and it was a hip:::))) My husband didn’t take a break from serving the guest, definitely I will repeat it on our next party:::))) Thanks again.

  2. CommentsAvo   |  Wednesday, 05 January 2011 at 9:13 am

    Amazing! It is unbelievably delicious and smooth….it’s a cocktail that you want to make love to, lol. Thank you!

  3. CommentsLiza   |  Wednesday, 05 January 2011 at 11:23 am

    This cocktail is delectable! It is a must for holiday parties and get-togethers. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. CommentsHygan   |  Wednesday, 05 January 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you Tina, it is amazing how this one drink can add so much pazazz to your holidays. I can confidently say it is one of the smoothest drinks I have had with perfect measurements, and the little pomegranates on the bottom are a wonderful treat at the end!

  5. CommentsHarpreet Kaur   |  Tuesday, 11 January 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Tina’s recipes are amazingly wonderful. My special request to Tina: Share your creativity with us more often.

  6. CommentsBlue Sky   |  Sunday, 23 January 2011 at 6:18 am

    Sandrine from http://paris-ankara.blogspot.com/ told me to check out this post. She thinks this cocktail would cheer me up and now I’ve read it, I do too! Thanks for sharing x









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