Pomegranate Cosmopolitan – Delicious Twist on a Classic

The holidays call for a festive cocktail, and this Pomegranate Cosmopolitan is a delicious twist on a classic that’s perfect for the season!

pomegranate cocktail in gorgeous coupe glasses with tree in backgroundIf there’s any time to make a special cocktail, it’s definitely at the holidays! This Pomegranate Cosmopolitan is not only delicious but it’s also beautiful and happens to be one of my favorites!

 

festive holiday cocktail pomegranate cosmopolitan with lime wedges

If you’re familiar with a traditional Cosmopolitan cocktail, it consists of vodka, orange liqueur, and both lime and cranberry juices. Here we’re swapping out the cranberry juice for the richer taste and color of pomegranate juice.

I think it might be even better than the original version!

 

festive holiday cocktails on board with pomegranates and limes

And I love that the pomegranate juice makes it a little more tart and refreshing. It also doesn’t have added sugar like many cranberry juices so you can adjust the sweetness to your personal preference.

The pomegranate juice also gives the cocktail an amazing color making it perfect for the enjoying during the holiday season!

 

pomegranate cocktail with shaker and limes on counter

When it comes to the orange liqueur, I like to use Cointreau rather than the typical Triple Sec. In my opinion, Cointreau tastes smoother and more complex which makes for a much better cocktail.

 

pomegranate cosmopolitan cocktails with lime wedges and ornaments beautiful holiday drink

Pour them into a gorgeous coupe glass and garnish with a slice or twist of lime, or even a few pomegranate aerils.

 

gorgeous holiday cocktail with lime wedge in white kitchen beautiful drink

I love to make them as a starter cocktail for the evening. It’s a great way to greet your guests and everyone loves them!

And Cosmopolitans can be made in a pitcher which makes them very easy for entertaining, just double or triple the recipe as needed.

 

Yield: 2 drinks

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces 100% pomegranate juice (suggested: POM Wonderful)
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur (suggested: Cointreau)
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tsp. simple syrup (or to taste)
  • For the garnish: lime twist or wedge

Instructions

  1. Place the pomegranate juice, vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 15 seconds until cold.
  2. Strain the liquid into a martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a lime twist or wedge, if desired.


*To make simple syrup combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. *syrup keeps in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Recommends:

Pomegranate juice: POM Wonderful brand 100% pomegranate juice

Orange liqueur: Cointreau

Vodka: Absolute or Grey Goose

 

holiday drinks pomegranate cosmopolitan with ornaments and greenery on counter in white kitchen

And of course, since it’s the holidays, feel free to enjoy these even when you’re not having company! šŸ˜‰

 

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Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season full of delicious cocktails!

Sheila
xo

 

*adapted from Epicurious

 

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan cocktail graphic Maison de Cinq

 

Iā€™m joining some friends who are also sharing delicious holiday drink recipe ideas, so be sure to check out them out by clicking on the links below each image!

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Dark and Stormy CocktailsPomegranate Cosmopolitan Cocktail | Spiced Apple Gin CocktailGinger Pear Prosecco Sparkler 

 

Creamy Peppermint PunchHot Chocolate Charcuterie BoardA Festive Holiday Spiced Coffee RecipeEasy Chai Tea Latte 

 

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more holiday recipes and ideas below!

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10 Comments

  1. This truly sounds like the perfect holiday drink! I love pomegranates and limes so this combination sounds heavenly to me! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

    Happy Holidays Sheila!

    1. Thanks so much Norma! Happy Holidays to you too!

      Sheila
      xo

    1. Thank you Laura! If you love pomegranate juice then you’ll love these!

      Merry Christmas to you too!

      Sheila

  2. This looks like the perfect Christmas cocktail. I agree I like Cointreau better than Triple Sec too. Can’t wait to try these. Merry Christmas, Sheila xx

    1. Thanks so much Danielle! And Merry Christmas to you too!

      Sheila
      xo

  3. So pretty! And I absolutely love lime and pomegranate together! Hope you get a chance to enjoy a few glasses over the holidays. šŸ˜‰

    1. Me too Jenn! wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

      Sheila
      xo

  4. These sound amazing, Shiela! I love the tartness of pomegranate! Thanks for sharing and being part of this series:)

    1. Thanks Krista! Thank you for including me in this wonderful group! Happy Holidays to you!

      Sheila
      xo