Drink of the Week: Pomegranate Margarita Martini

This week’s drink of the week is a sweet, cocktail hybrid created by 5 West resident bartender Tim. He actually imagined its recipe on his day off, proving that a true mixologist never rests. Titled the “Pomegranate Margarita Martini”, it is made with pomegranate juice, Jose Cuervo Gold, half of a fresh squeezed lime, Cointreau, and agave nectar shaken and poured into a cool 5 West martini glass. It’s the perfect choice for martini-lovers looking to infuse their usual drink order with some Mexican flare. The agave and pomegranate pack just enough acidity to mask the tequila’s strong flavor, but this cocktail remains potent nonetheless.

Try Tim’s latest creation for yourself at 5 West’s Happy Hour Monday through Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. While you’re there, be sure check out the bar’s blackboard food and drink specials of the day, offering great deals on 5 West signature cocktails, domestic brews, and even their wood-fired pizzas. Plus, 5 West has recently added an outdoor patio complete with its very own bar. Take in the beautiful summer days of North Cape May the 5 West way.

By Meg Kummer