Pomegranate Gimlet

The Pomegranate Gimlet is a sweet and tart pomegranate and gin cocktail that takes just minutes to whip up. It’s a delightful holiday cocktail or year-round sip. 

Side view of a pomegranate gimlet cocktail garnished with a lime wheel

The below is the original photo for this cocktail. I thought it was time to get updated!

Pomegranate Gimlet

It’s no secret that I don’t really drink beer. Once in a blue moon, I’ll have one, but you can usually find me drinking wine or a cocktail. A well-made cosmo – not overly sweet – is my go-to drink, but I enjoy trying new drinks. I generally choose a vodka or gin-based drink with a touch of sweetness, although as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate a good bourbon cocktail.

I’ve got a couple of recipes I’ve been super excited about lately, two of which are from a new cookbook that recently came recommended to me – Mix Shake Stir. There are a TON I want to try, but my limited bar can’t store all of those liquors, so I’m slowly working my way through the recipes. This Pomegranate Gimlet has been one of my favorites (no surprise since it’s similar to a cosmo). It took me a few tries, but I finally managed to hold off on drinking it so that I can get a photo for you.

Like this recipe? Want to try another from Mix Shake Stir? Hang Thyme was another hit from this book.

Overhead view of a pomegranate gimlet cocktail garnished with a lime wheel

Recipe Notes for Pomegranate Gimlet:

  • The only change I made to this recipe was to increase the amount of pomegranate juice slightly. 
  • Substitution: If you don’t have simple syrup (which is made with equal parts water and sugar, heated and cooked for a few minutes before being cooled to thicken), you can use agave instead. 

Side view of a pomegranate gimlet cocktail garnished with a lime wheel

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Side view of a pomegranate gimlet cocktail garnished with a lime wheel

Pomegranate Gimlet

The Pomegranate Gimlet is a sweet and tart pomegranate and gin cocktail that takes just minutes to whip up. It's a delightful holiday cocktail or year-round sip. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • ice
  • 1 3/4 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz. pomegranate juice
  • lime slices or wedge and/or pomegranate seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. Add gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and pomegranate juice and stir together. Garnish with a lime and/or pomegranate seeds.

Adapted from Mix Shake Stir: Recipes from Danny Meyer’s Acclaimed New York City Restaurants (p. 51)

The Pomegranate Gimlet is a sweet and tart pomegranate and gin cocktail that takes just minutes to whip up. It's a delightful holiday cocktail or year-round sip. 

This post was updated in February 2021 with updated photos and a recipe card for improved reader experience. The recipe remains unchanged. 

6 thoughts on “Pomegranate Gimlet”

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. Pomegranate juice will def be a staple in my fridge from now on!

    1. I don’t do it super frequently easier but I find that I’ve been making this one more often because there’s no shaker involved. 🙂

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