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.
The below is the original photo for this cocktail. I thought it was time to get updated!
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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)
This post was updated in February 2021 with updated photos and a recipe card for improved reader experience. The recipe remains unchanged.
9 thoughts on “Pomegranate Gimlet”
I love a good gimlet with fresh lime juice. I can’t wait to try this one!
This is my new favorite cocktail! It tastes so refreshing and definitely brightened up our gray cloudy days when we made them.
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!
This is a drink that I would love. I rarely make myself a cocktail, but need to get into it because I know I’d love them.
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. 🙂
What a refreshing looking drink. I just love a good squeeze of lime for the tart and tang.
I love the pomegranate spin! This sounds so refreshing.
Mmmmmm…it’s time to get boozy…in the most delicious way possible!
What a great way to end the week! A great cocktail.