Pomegranate Balsamic Martini

What a way to honor a martini! The combination of the balsamic vinegar with the citrus syrup is a win-win in this cocktail.



  • 2 oz. high quality vodka

  • 1 tablespoon citrus simple syrup (recipe below)

  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon of The Olive Scene Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds

  • 1 small sprig basil leaves

  • 1 curl of lime peel

Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon orange juice
    1 teaspoon orange zest


Make simple syrup:

  1. Mix water, sugar and orange zest in a small sauce pan and simmer for 3 minutes.

  2. Cool completely. Store unused syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Make Martini:

  1. Add pomegranate seeds to a martini glass

  2. Add vodka, simple syrup, lime juice and balsamic vinegar along with ice to a martini shaker.

  3. Shake martini and pour into glass

  4. Add a curl of lime peel and a sprig of basil to the rim of the glass.

  5. Serve

If you want your martini to have a hint of herb, add a chopped basil leaf to the simple syrup before simmering, and then strain out the basil.