Pomegranate Juice Cocktails

Pritesh Mody |

Here's what happens when Love Food Love Drink is asked to create some Pomegranate Juice Cocktails for POM Wonderful!

Pomegranate juice has massively grown in popularity in recent years as more people have started to realise its health benefits. Recent research has found pomegranates to be high in vitamin C, contain large amounts of vitamin K — which is good for bone health — and vitamin B5, which helps the body metabolize protein, carbohydrates and fats.  Indeed, a glass of pomegranate juice apparently has more antioxidants than a glass of red wine or green tea... ...which is all very good, but with its dry tannin-rich flavour, pomegranate juice is also pretty on-trend in terms of ingredients for cocktails. So we had a play around, and here's a couple of pomegranate juice cocktails that we came up with for POM Wonderful:

Pomegranate Juice Cocktails - The Pomeroni

The Pomeroni

Inspired by one of the most popular recent cocktail trends - the Negroni - this is a fantastically simple yet delicious cocktail for those who love their bitter and aromatic cocktails.  In this case, we opted for Edgerton Pink Gin because it actually contains a touch of pomegranate to provide its alluring pink hue.  We also replaced the vermouth with POM Wonderful as they both deliver a similar dry, tannin rich flavour experience. Finally, we have added a touch of soda for a refreshing fizz that's ideal for summer sipping. 30ml Edgerton Pink Gin 30ml Campari 30ml POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice 15ml Soda A thick orange wedge to garnish Method: Simply build all ingredients in an ice filled tumbler, give a gentle stir and garnish with a thick orange wedge. Sit back and enjoy!

Pomegranate Juice Cocktails - The Frisky Whiskey

Frisky Whiskey

Everyone loves a Jam Jar cocktail, so we decided to have a bit of fun with this one.  American Whiskey - in this case Jefferson Bourbon - is renowned for it's sweeter, lighter and fruitier notes.  So we started with a base of the bourbon and the livelier Pomegranate & Apple flavour POM Wonderful, added some refreshing lemon juice and gave it a fruity zing with a touch of quality raspberry jam.   Works brilliantly with barbecued meats. 50ml Bourbon 25ml POM Wonderful  Pomegranate & Apple Juice 20ml Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon of quality raspberry jam Lemon wedge to garnish Method: Shake all ingredients together in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Pour this ice cold liquid through a strainer (to remove all of the raspberry pips and jammy bits) directly into an ice-filled jam jar.  Garnish with a lemon wedge.  Dazzle your guests with the rich, refreshing flavours! POM Wonderful is available from most supermarkets.  Enjoy these cocktails alongside a handful of Wonderful Pistachios. For more details about POM Wonderful, visit www.pomwonderful.com www.facebook.com/pages/POM-Wonderful-UK/300166596718543?ref_type=bookmark You can also find Wonderful Pistachios on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wonderful-Pistachios-UK/210901188924694?ref_type=bookmark    
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