Sip on this glass of Pom-Love!
This refreshing Pomegranate Mojito recipe is a step up from your classic Mojito.
This year’s NC Azalea Festival is right around the corner, which means we’ve been hard at work coming up with some cocktails for Azalea Fest. Today’s star cocktail is a pomegranate mojito that is as pretty as an Azalea Belle.
Pomegranates are a classic Winter season fruit, but did you know pomegranates have a Spring season too? While the Californian pomegranate season ends in February, down in the Southern Hemisphere Pomegranate season just got started.
Which means you can enjoy these pomegranate mojitos practically all year round! But we don’t really need a reason to experiment with mojitos, now do we?
Rum cocktails are pretty popular, after all there are dozens of cocktail recipes that use rum. These cocktails often invoke the flavors of tropical islands or the pirate days of yore, but this Pomegranate Mojito is a little different.
This mojito recipe uses pomegranate seeds to infuse the cocktail with a whole lot of pomegranate flavor, which adds something extra to the citrus kick you expect from a mojito. You can play around with the sweetness of this cocktail as well. Like it a little sweet? Stick to one ounce of simple syrup. Like it super sweet? Go for two ounces, but be careful or all that sweetness could leave you with a nasty hangover.
Mojitos are typically a messy cocktail. It’s why many bartenders absolutely hate making them. You can literally type the words “Bartenders Hate” in Google and Mojitos will pop up in the top 5 searches. Do it, it’s kind of funny.
While this delicious combination of rum and muddled mint, sugar [or simple syrup], and lime juice might be the bane of your bartender’s existence, the outcome is loved by many, and is easy to make at home.
This is how you make a Pomegranate Mojito!
Yields: 1 Serving
- 3 Ounces White Rum
- 2 Ounces Simple Syrup
- 1 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- ¼ Cup Pomegranate Seeds
- 2 to 5 Fresh Fresh Mint Leaves
- Soda Water [We recommend San Pellegrino]
- Lime Wedge for Garnish
- Mint Sprigs for Garnish
- Highball Glass
- Muddler or Bar Spoon
Pomegranate Mojito: At the bottom of a highball glass, muddle a couple of mint leaves, about 2 tablesoons of the pomegranate seeds, lime juice, and simple syrup together with a Muddler or a long spoon.
Pour white rum overtop, and add ice. Top with soda water, like San Pellegrino, and stir. Garnish with lime, mint, and a few more pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 217 Fat (g) 0.04 Saturated Fat (g) 0.005 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 25 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.5 Total Sugars (g) 23 Protein (g) 0.14 Sodium (mg) 25