You’re gonna love our take on a classic gin fizz cocktail…the Pomegranate Gin Fizz Cocktail dressed for the holiday season. Lite and refreshing – cheers!
During the holiday season, I am totally obsessed with everything pomegranate. I love the little arils that pop with tart juice when you bit into them. I usually make my pomegranate cocktails with store-bought pomegranate juice. But for this recipe, I used fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice.
Not only is the color on this drink amazing, so is the light refreshing flavor. I’ll be honest, the most difficult part of making this is seeding the pomegranate so you get each and every one of those arils (pomegranate seeds). Little gems of goodness I call them. And if you’re not the kind of person who likes seeding a pomegranate then do what I have done in the past, just use store-bought pomegranate juice and pomegranate arils for garnish – see – easy peasy!
What is a Gin Fizz and how does it get the “fizz”?
A classic Gin Fizz is made by adding gin, lemon juice, and powdered sugar to a cocktail shaker, mixing it well, pouring it into a cocktail glass and then topping it off with soda water. The “fizz” comes from the powdered sugar being vigorously mixed.
What does pomegranate taste like?
To me, it’s a mix of tart cranberries and sweet cherries. You can eat the seeds whole or blend them to get the juice as I did in this recipe.
other ways to use pomegranates
- I love to add them to Greek yogurt.
- Top vanilla ice cream with the seeds.
- They are a wonderful sweet/tart bite in salads.
- You can eat them alone as a snack.
- Add them to a fruit salad.
- Use them as a garnish.
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Pomegranate Gin Fizz Cocktail
You’re gonna love our mashup on a classic gin fizz cocktail…the Pomegranate Gin Fizz Cocktail dressed for the holiday season. Lite and refreshing – cheers!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
- Category: Cocktail
- Method: mixed
- 1 pomegranate (substitution: 1/3 cup of store-bought pomegranate juice)
- 3 ounces of gin
- Berry flavored sparkling water (substitution: tonic water or seltzer water)
- 1/2 lime – two slices for juice and two slices for garnish
- pomegranate arils for garnish
- Seed the pomegranate and place the arils into the blender.
- Blend 2 minutes, until smooth.
- Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the pomegranate so that you get the juice.
- Fill two high-ball glasses with ice.
- Add 1-1/2 ounces of gin to each glass.
- Add pomegranate juice.
- Add a squeeze of lime.
- Top with berry flavored sparkling water or substitute with seltzer or tonic water.
- Garnish with a lime slice and pomegranate arils.
Keywords: holiday cocktails, holiday drinks