Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

How to make the Pomegranate Gin Cocktail, a refreshing gin cocktail that’s ideal for the warmer months.

Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

The Pomegranate Gin Cocktail is a refreshing, summer drink that’s easy to prepare when guests drop in. The drink combines the tartness of pomegranate with the freshness of mint and the botanicals of the gin. It’s simple to make for the home bartender and adds a splash of colour to the day.

You can buy pre-made pomegranate juice or make your own. To juice a pomegranate, you can simply use a citrus juicer or blender. For the latter, put the pomegranate arils in a blender and pulse a few times until they release their juice. Use a fine strainer to separate the liquid from the solids before using.

The Pomegranate Gin Cocktail is also a good choice to serve during the Christmas period. For a more festive garnish, dust the mint leaves with powdered sugar to mimic snow.

Pomegranate Gin Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  • 60 ml gin
  • 6 mint leaves, muddled
  • 15 ml pomegranate juice
  • 15 ml simple syrup
  • 20 ml fresh lemon juice

Glassware: short glass
Garnish: mint sprig, pomegranate arils (optional)

Method

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint with pomegranate juice. Add simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a chilled short glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

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Pomegranate Gin Cocktail was last modified: January 11th, 2018 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.