Pomegranate Lemon Martini
Vodka of Choice (regular or citrus flavored)
Pomegranate Lemonade (Minute Maid brand) or Pomegranate Juice and Lemonade
Lemon slices for garnish
Combine vodka and juices, shake vigorously over ice, and strain into chilled martini glass. Ratio of vodka to juice is up to your taste. Enjoy on the back porch with good friends and appetizers, of course!
Warm weather means grilling to me (even if it is indoors on the grill pan), especially over Memorial Day weekend. Try out this easy, citrusy summertime marinade on your favorite cut of chicken (I love to grill boneless, skinless chicken thighs), modified from Cooking Light:
Lemon Thyme Grilled Chicken Thighs
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
16 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper or lemon-pepper
Place first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag. Chill at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Prepare grill or grill pan. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill rack or pan coated with cooking spray; cook 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.