Gin and Pomegranate Cocktail

A Gin and Pomegranate Cocktail is a refreshing and beautiful cocktail that is perfect all winter, from the December holidays through Valentine’s Day.

Martini glass with red gin and pomegranate cocktail.

Poor Gin. So many people I know who love vodka cocktails turn a blind eye to anything with gin. What a shame; this Gin and Pomegranate Cocktail is a great example of why they need to give gin a chance.

Unfortunately it has a reputation. A reputation that it has the scent and taste of a Christmas tree! Yes, the botanicals that are a part of the distilling process of gin include juniper, but I’ve found that the amount of juniper and the combination of other botanicals make a huge difference.

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Closeup of Martini glass with red gin and pomegranate cocktail.

You can choose to strain this cocktail even though I did not. I like the mouthfeel of the citrus that’s evident as much as the little pomegranate arils that are hidden in the bottom.

Bottle of New Amsterdam Gin

New Amsterdam is considered a Contemporary gin. It has noticeable citrus notes and the juniper is less pronounced. I thought it terrific in this cocktail. Serious gin critics bemoan the same thing that I like about it so if Bombay Sapphire is your thing, this probably won’t be. I like both for different cocktails.

Next time you consider picking up any bottle of gin, take a look at the ingredients. Despite juniper being a constant in distilling, different brands include different botanicals. I’ve loved some brands and others…maybe not so much.

Whole pomegranate and scattered pomegranate seeds on marble background.

I don’t know about you but I used to avoid anything that required the use of pomegranates; they were such a mess to use and while I love them, the mess made me stay away.

I tried different ‘tricks’ to get to their treasure, the seeds, and nothing works as well as the one simple method I use now.

Following tips from the culture they came from; it’s so simple and works so well. Check out this post for the best way to seed a pomegranate; it really does make it easy to make this Gin and Pomegranate Cocktail.

When you’re ready to take a leap of faith, this cocktail is a great first step. However, I’ve made several gin cocktails that I really love, you might want to try experimenting a little bit with gin too!

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Martini glass with red gin and pomegranate cocktail.

Gin and Pomegranate Cocktail

A delicious and simple cocktail combining gin, lemon, and pomegranate juice.
5 from 50 or more votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Cocktails, Fruits
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 191 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 ounce simple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Chill 2 martini glasses. Add approximately10 pomegranate seeds to each martini glass.
  • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add gin, pomegranate juice, lemon juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Shake cocktail vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Pour cocktail into two glasses.

Optional Garnishes

  • If desired garnish with either lemon wheel or rosemary sprig.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gin and Pomegranate Cocktail
Serving Size
 
1 Cocktail
Amount per Serving
Calories
191
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.2
g
0
%
Sodium
 
12
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Protein
 
0.1
g
0
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Calories
191
Keyword cocktails, gin, lemon, pomegranates
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