Pomegranate Martini

Source: Viking Cooking School - Cocktail Party class 2006 4-6 servings
adapted by http://theresalwaysthyme.blogspot.com/

1 wedge of lime, for moistening rims of glasses
sanding sugar for garnishing rims of the martini glasses
pomegranate seeds for garnish
2 cups cracked ice
8 ounces (1 cup) chilled vodka
4 ounces (1/2 cup) Triple Sec (or Cointreau)
3 ounces Pomegranate syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice (juice of 1 lime)
orange twists, for garnish

Moisten the rim of each chilled glass with a wedge of lime; gently press the rim of the glass into the sanding sugar. Drop a few pomegranate seeds into the bottom of each glass.

Fill a metal cocktail shaker with cracked ice; place the top back on the shaker and shake for about 15 seconds. Add the vodka, Triple Sec, pomegranate syrup and lime juice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain the drink into the prepared glasses, garnish with an orange twist and serve immediately.