Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

pomegranate gin cocktail

A perfect festive holiday cocktail for all of your celebrations. This pomegranate gin cocktail recipe is complex, with a bit of sweet and tart from the juice and a nod to cooler weather with a subtle mulled flavor from the star anise and cinnamon rum. Cheers to a holiday season that is as bright and fun as this cocktail!

Yield: 2 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Pomegranate Gin Cocktail Ingredients

  • 3 ounces of gin (I prefer Hendricks)
  • 1.5 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1.5 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp agave syrup
  • 3-4 star anise, depending on taste
  • cinnamon- sugar to rim glasses
  • orange, thinly sliced for garnish

Cocktail Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, fill halfway with crushed ice. Add crushed ice and a bit of water to the serving glasses and set aside.
  2. Pour gin, juice, agave and anise over ice in the cocktail shaker. Add the lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine cinnamon and sugar and stir to combine. Pour the ice water out of the reserved glasses. Take an orange slice and rub on the entire rim of the glass. turn the glass over and rub the rim into the cinnamon- sugar combination.
  4. Pour the cocktail into each of the prepared glasses and garnish with an orange slice.
  5. Raise your glass for a holiday toast and enjoy!

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