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Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

The delicious taste of pomegranate complements gin perfectly in this pomegranate gin cocktail recipe. Decorated here for the holidays, it’s a fun drink to serve gin-lovers any time of the year.

A closer view of the pomegranate cocktail in the tall martini glass with the bubble glass in the background

As you probably can tell, I enjoy putting sprigs of rosemary in my cocktails recently.  I love the way the rosemary looks and I love the subtle taste the herb infuses into the cocktail as it sits.

If you haven’t yet decided what to serve on at your next party, I recommend this delicious and pretty cocktail.  I made it for the holidays but it’s well received all year long.

And since Valentine’s day is just around the corner, it’s a pretty red cocktail to get you and your honey in the mood!

Are you a pomegranate lover?  I adore the fruit.  It takes some effort to remove the seeds but it is well worth your time.

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How to remove pomegranate seeds or arils

  • Wear an apron because the juice can stain your clothes.
  • With the pomegranate nub facing the ceiling, make a cut into the skin no more than a quarter of the way deep down into the fruit around the entire circumference.  Keeping the nub face up, turn the fruit 45 degrees and cut the skin again the same way as above.  When you’re done, the skin has been cut in quarters.
  • Twist the fruit to break it open.  Holding the fruit over a large bowl, place your thumbs on the skin and push with your thumbs.  Some seeds will fall into the bowl, but know that most of the seeds are deeply embedded in this papery substance.
  • Take your fingers and gently remove the seeds.
  • There may be paper stuck to the seeds. Either fill the bowl with water and let the paper rise to the top of the water or remove the paper without the water, as I do.
  • I don’t use water because I don’t want any of the juice to escape the seeds.

Helpful tips

  • I always recommend using the best alcohol you can afford, but with a mixed drink like this one, a mid-range gin is perfectly fine.
  • Any pomegranate juice will do, but I enjoy and recommend Pom brand.
  • Before juicing the lemon, roll it between your hands or place it on a flat surface and roll it gently with your palm to release the juices.
  • I use this gadget to juice my fruit.
  • If you like a fizzy drink, add club soda after you pour out the cocktail, which will give you a little bubbly!

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How to Mix the Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

Pre-step

Get a cocktail shaker and fill halfway with ice.  Get a measuring glass and two martini glasses.

After measuring out the ingredients, pour them into the cocktail shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – gin, pomegranate juice, lemon and simple syrup. Also, ready the garnish – 2 sprigs of rosemary and pomegranate seeds.

Pomegranate seeds, gin, pomegranate juice, lemon, rosemary and club soda on the table

Step two

Measure 4 ounces of gin. (A)

Step three

Measure 2 ounces pomegranate juice. (B)

Gin and pomegranate juice poured out with the bottles and shaker in the background

Step four

Measure 2 ounces lemon juice. (C)

Step five

Measure 1 ounce of simple syrup. (D)

Lemon juice and simple syrup poured out with the bottle and shaker in the background

Step six

Spoon pomegranate seeds into the martini glasses.  I put in around 10 seeds, but you can use as many as you like!

Pomegranate seeds spooned into the martini glasses with more seeds in the background along with the cocktail shaker

Step seven

Cap the shaker and shake for 30 seconds.

Step eight

Using a strainer to pour, divide the pomegranate gin cocktail between the two glasses and place a sprig of rosemary in each drink.

A classic martini glass in front of the bubble glass filled with the red drink, there is sprigs of rosemary floating in the glasses

It’s vibrant and pretty, isn’t it?

Let’s look at a vertical view.

Vertical view of the pomegranate cocktail with rosemary and pomegranate seeds in the glasses

I hope you enjoyed this pomegranate gin cocktail!  It’s festive and yummy, but remember, you can drink it year round!

What’s your favorite pomegranate cocktail?

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A classic martini glass in front of the bubble glass filled with the pomegranate cocktail - square

Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

This beautiful and delicious cocktail is perfect to serve at the holidays.  The flavor combination is so pleasing!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gin cocktail, pomegranate cocktail, pomegranate gin cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 199kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (or more if you want it sweeter)

Garnish

  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 20 pomegranate seeds (or more)

Instructions

  • Add at least 10 pomegranate seeds in each martini glass and fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
    20 pomegranate seeds
  • Add gin, pomegranate juice, lemon juice and simple syrup.  Cap shaker and shake for 30 seconds
    4 ounces gin, 2 ounces pomegranate juice, 2 ounces lemon juice, 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Strain cocktail between the two glasses and place a rosemary sprig into each glass
    2 sprigs rosemary
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Tips for making the pomegranate gin cocktail:
  • I always recommend using the best alcohol you can afford, but with a mixed drink like this one, a mid-range gin is perfectly fine.
  • Any pomegranate juice will do, but I enjoy and recommend Pom brand.
  • I use this gadget [insert hyperlink] to juice my fruit.
  • Before juicing the lemon, roll it between your hands or place it on a flat surface and roll it gently with your palm to release the juices.
  • If you like a fizzy drink, add club soda after you pour out the cocktail, which will give you a little bubbly!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 113mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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16 Comments

  1. This looks delicious, I love the color and flavor combination. I’m obsessed with gin too it’s one of my favourite liquors

  2. I am the only adult human that loves pomegranate in my home but I am sure with some gin the other human won’t have a choice but to have a glass. Great recipe and easy to follow.

    1. I’m sure the other human will like it because the pomegranate taste isn’t pervasive! Enjoy and thank you Ajoke!

  3. Love that you’ve taken the pomegranate all the way to the garnish! What a delicious-looking cocktail. Gin is one of my preferred spirits so I look forward to trying this one. Thanks for the great recipe.

  4. I”m giving 5 Stars because, I wanted a recipe with gin and pom juice and I got lazy and added a splash of GOOD tonic ( nothing with HFCS or aspartame, etc etc) Sooo good! Thank you!