Recipe Roundups

All the recipes you need for cocktails, juice blends, milkshakes and more.

5 Great Pomegranate Drinks to Make at Home

20131010pomprimary.jpg

[Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Pomegranate is one of the best cocktail ingredients we know, offering tartness and tang to balance a drink's sweetness, deep flavor that stands up to booze, and even a little tannic texture to make your drink more interesting. Here are five of our favorite pomegranate cocktail recipes—they're just right for Thanksgiving or any autumn occasion.

Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail

20131010whiskeypomegranate.jpg

[Photo: Kelly Carámbula]

This simple drink, made with pomegranate juice and tangy pomegranate molasses, works wonderfully with bourbon and the spice of Angostura bitters. You can use your favorite bottling or any decent mixing bourbon for good results. The cocktail is brightened with a touch of fresh orange juice, for a combination that's not too far off from our favorite orange-and-cranberry Thanksgiving relish.

Get the Recipe »


Tangerine Ginger Margarita

20131111tangeringginger.jpg

[Photo: Jessica Leibowitz]

As cold-weather doldrums creep in, we're eager for a little escape, and this tequila drink is just the ticket. Made with spicy fresh ginger and sweet tangerines along with tart pomegranate and lime, this cocktail may not be your traditional Thanksgiving sipper, but we're fine with that.

Get the Recipe »


Pomegranate Americano

20131111pomAmericano.JPG

[Photo: Kevin Liu]

Those who don't drink alcohol shouldn't miss out during cocktail hour—this pomegranate-based concoction is totally tasty without the booze. Pomegranate juice stands in the place of sweet vermouth and Campari, offering acidity, sweetness, and astringency. If a tiny bit of alcohol is ok, include a few drops of bitters for added complex flavor.

Get the Recipe »


Pom Pomme

Pom Pomme

[Photo: Autumn Giles]

Here's a way to punch up any hard cider you have around this fall: a little rosy pomegranate juice, a bit of ginger liqueur for spice and sweetness, and apple brandy for an added kick. Serve it in a cocktail glass—or a Champagne flute if you want to keep things extra fizzy.

Get the Recipe »


Jefferson's Crimson

Jefferson's Crimson

[Photo: Kelly Carámbula]

Rich bourbon and Southern Comfort are paired with pomegranate juice and pomegranate molasses in this autumnal drink from Todd Thrasher of Washington DC's Restaurant Eve and PX Restaurant. The cocktail gets a squeeze of fresh lemon and is then served tall.

Get the Recipe »


So many drinks, so little time. Keep in the loop on Twitter, or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Comments

Add a comment

Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: