All recipes benefit from the best ingredients. With this recipe, make sure lemons are fresh. Squeeze the juice and freeze it. The difference between the real thing and the stuff you get in bottles is tremendous. If you want a martini, just pour a splash of pomegranate juice, the lemon syrup and vodka into an ice filled cocktail shakier. Shake til ice cold and pour into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar...a step up from the Cosmopolitan. From the Five Ingredient Fix.
Pour pomegranate juice into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight. Put the lemon juice and sugar in a small pan. Bring to a simmer; cook, stirring til sugar is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
to serve, fill each of four tall rocks glasses with 3 to 4 pomegranate ice cubes. Pour about 1/4 cup lemon syrup and 1 1/2 oz. vodka over the ice and top off with seltzer. Stir gently, garnish glasses with lemon wheels and serve. Serves 4. You can easily double or triple this recipe for a crowd.