"This martini is a refreshing change to all the fruity and over-candied drinks that are usually served in summer," says mixologist Neil Daoust of Halifax's Havana Night. "The cilantro keeps it fresh while the ginger gives it bite."
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The juice of half a lime
A few slices of fresh ginger root
1/4 ounce pomegranate seeds
A few pieces of cilantro
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1/2 ounce Smirnoff Pomegranate Vodka with Meyer Lemon Liquor
A splash of cranberry juice
To make it, muddle the fresh ingredients together in a martini shaker, then add the alcohol, cranberry juice and ice. Shake well and fine strain with a hand strainer over a chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh lime, ginger slices and maybe a piece of cilantro or float some pomegranate seeds on the surface.