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Pomegranate Mojito

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Pomegranate Mojito – Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect all year long!

Pomegranate Mojito – Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect all year long!

Pomegranate Mojito Recipe

If you’re a fan of classic mojitos, you ought to give this pomegranate version a try!

Both pomegranate juice and pomegranate arils (seeds) are used to brighten up the classic drink which traditionally is made with just lime juice, mint, simple syrup, club soda, and white rum. 

I also have a Pomegranate Mojito Punch recipe that’s great for the holidays or any type of celebration or get-together since it makes a batch. 

Pomegranate Mojito – Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect all year long!

Ingredients In a Pomegranate Mojito

For this easy cocktail recipe, you will need:

  • Mint leaves
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Lime wedges
  • Pomegranate juice
  • White rum
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda
  • Mint sprig, for garnishing
  • Lime wedge, for garnishing
  • Pomegranate arils, for garnishing

Pomegranate Mojito – Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect all year long!

How To Make a Mojito with Pomegranate

Begin by adding the mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, and lime wedges to a highball cocktail glass and muddle to release the flavor of the mint and limes.

Simple syrup is simply a mixture of 1 part sugar to 1 part water, heated or boiled together until the sugar dissolves, less than 2 minutes usually.  I suggest making the simple syrup with 1/2 cup granulated sugar combined with 1/2 cup water. You will have extra, but it keeps for ages in the fridge and you can use it for future cocktails.

Pomegranate Mojito – Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect all year long!

Pour in the pomegranate juice into the glass, add the ice, rum, and stir before topping off with club soda.

Garnish with a mint sprig, lime wedges, pom arils, and enjoy! 

Pomegranate Mojito – Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect all year long!

Tips For The Best Pom Mojitos

Always use freshly squeezed lime juice, never bottled, for the best taste.

To make a mocktail, omit the rum and add an additional ½ ounce of pomegranate juice and fill the rest with club soda.

Pomegranate Mojito - Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that's perfect all year long!

It’s important to add the ice before the rum since liquor is usually kept at room temperature and pouring it over the ice helps to cool it down.

If you don’t have a muddler, the handle of a wooden spoon usually works pretty well or you can slap and roll the mint between your palms to release the flavor.

Pomegranate Mojito - Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that's perfect all year long!

Pomegranate Mojito – Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect all year long!
Yield: 1

Pomegranate Mojito

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Pomegranate Mojito - Everyone will love this fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe! The tart pomegranates and lime blend beautifully and are paired with simple syrup, mint, and white rum for a refreshing cocktail that's perfect all year long!

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup* (See Notes)
  • 1 or 2 lime wedges
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 1½ ounces white rum
  • Crushed ice, as needed
  • Club soda, as needed
  • Mint sprig, for garnishing
  • Lime wedge, for garnishing
  • Pomegranate arils, for garnishing

Instructions

    1. Add the mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, and lime wedges to a highball cocktail glass and muddle to release the flavor of the mint and limes. Tip - If you don’t have a muddler, the handle of a wooden spoon usually works pretty well or you can slap and roll the mint between your palms to release the flavor.
    2. Pour in the pomegranate juice.
    3. Fill the glass all the way to the top with crushed ice and add the rum. Stir with a bar spoon.
    4. Top off with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig, lime wedge, and pomegranate arils. Add a straw next to the mint garnish and enjoy immediately.

Notes

*Simple syrup is simply a mixture of 1 part sugar to 1 part water, heated or boiled together until the sugar dissolves, less than 2 minutes usually.  I suggest making the simple syrup with 1/2 cup granulated sugar combined with 1/2 cup water. You will have extra, but it keeps for ages in the fridge and you can use it for future cocktails.

Recipe is intended for those for which alcohol is legal and appropriate.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 23gSugar: 54gProtein: 9g

Because I suggested making the simple syrup using 1/2 cup sugar to 1/2 cup water, and this nutritional data is automatically calculated by a computer generator, the stats are skewing artificially high because they're taking into account a 1/2 cup sugar, but for 1 drink you will use far less, probably the equivalent of a few teaspoons.

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