My Red Carpet Martini is elegant, colorful, delicious – and perfect for Oscar night viewing!

clear stemmed glass filled with Red Carpet Martini

Vodka is my liquor of choice when treating myself to a cocktail. I am especially fond of a good martini, and for the most part I like my martinis very dry – just vodka and maybe a drop of Cointreau, shaken with ice. Occasionally, for special occasions, I like to treat myself to a fancier version, adding in some fruit juices.

One year when I was hosting an Academy Awards viewing party, I decided to create an Oscar themed cocktail, and this Red Carpet Martini was born. To my martini base of vodka and Cointreau I added fresh lime juice and pomegranate juice. The result is a fresh, fruity, not to sweet, super scrumptious cocktail that all my guests loved!

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Red Carpet Martini

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: cocktails, gluten free, easy entertaining


My Red Carpet Martini is elegant, colorful, delicious – and perfect for Oscar night viewing! It’s also easy to prepare, calling for only 4 ingredients.


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons (1 3/4 ounces) really good vodka
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Cointreau
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice (or 1/4 oz fresh lime juice and 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice)
  • Slice or wedge of lime, for garnish


  1. Chill martini glasses quickly by filling them with ice water and letting them sit for a minute.
  2. Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add all ingredients. Shake well.
  3. Pour through a cocktail strainer into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice or wedge of lime.


Lee Clayton Roper


I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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4 Responses to “Red Carpet Martini”

  1. Denise T. Hitchcock

    I will try these at a Valentines’s dinner I am having for three couples. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Anjali

    This is very good recipe and I am very happy after drinking this recipe


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