Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and that means I have cocktails on the brain. One of my favorite cocktail discoveries as of late is this refreshing Pomegranate Mojito that was concocted by my friend Ben Brewer of Israel Food Tours. I came upon it while doing research on Jewish cocktails for an article in the Jewish Daily Forward and simply fell in love. Although in the article I proposed it as a Sukkot-appropriate drink, the truth is I could sip on this all year long.
I admit it’s a little summery for New York (and even Israel) in January, but that’s just the ticket to transport you to a more tropical state of mind this new year’s. And for my friends on the other side of the world, well, this is just in time for your warm-weather holiday. Wherever you are, it’s sure to put you in a festive mood.
The cocktail couldn’t be easier to put together. Simply mix rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and pomegranate juice in a glass and add crushed mint leaves. Done. The presentation is gorgeous as well, and with all that red and green who says it can’t be a holiday drink? The tart pomegranate juice perfectly balances the sugar and plays nicely off the mint. Easy drinking doesn’t even begin to describe this cocktail. I apologize to those in Israel who can’t find any limes right now. I still have some frozen lime juice stashed in my freezer for an occasion just like this.
- 1 to 1.5 ounces white rum
- 1 ounce sugar or simple syrup (add more as you like)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 to 3 sprigs fresh mint
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice
- Pomegranate seeds
- Club soda
- Select a big glass with room for plenty of ice.
- Put rum, lime juice, simple syrup and pomegranate juice in glass. Mix well. Taste, and add more sugar or limejuice if needed. Add some crushed lime peel if you like.
- Crush mint leaves from one sprig, add to drink and mix.
- Add a handful of pomegranate seeds.
- Add a one-second to second-and-a-half pour of club soda.
- Top glass with ice.
- Garnish with remaining mint leaves.
For this week’s blog hop I want to see your favorite cocktail recipes! What will you be drinking tomorrow night?
Happy New Year!
54 thoughts on “Pomegranate Mojito and a Cocktail Blog Hop”
What a lovely mojito! And that picture,awsome!
Wishing you a very happy New Year!
Thank you Yael! Hope you had a great one.
Beautiful recipe and photo! Happy New Year, Katherine!
Thank you Lynda! Hope 2012 is treating you well so far!
This sounds like a wonderful drink Katherine! Might have to pick up some pomegranates for tomorrow night =)
Thanks Peggy! It’s delicious. I hope you had a great new years eve!
Prettiest mojito ever!!! And yummy, too! Happy New Year, Katherine~
Aww thanks Liz! Hope you have a great new year too!
That looks so pretty!
Happy New Year, Katherine!
Thank you Angie! Happy new year to you as well!
Oh, I know I’ll be wanting everything in the hop today! Thanks so much for hosting and Happy New Year!
Thanks Heather! I want everything in the hop too, so many yummy cocktails! Happy new year 🙂
The combination of mint and pomegranite juice would be so flavorful! Gotta try it!
It is so flavorful! I just love mint and pomegranate together. Hope you enjoy!
Yumminess in a glass…. happy new year!
Well put! Happy new year to you too!
Aaawww I have a pomegranate cocktail on tonight’s menu too! So I may be back in the next couple of days to link that too! hehehe Have a great New Year Katherine!!! <3
Oh yay!! Great minds think alike 🙂 Happy new year!
So refreshing and gorgeous photos! Yes the red and green gives it a very festive feel. Happy New Year Katherine! May your 2012 be filled with lots of Joy, Love and Good Health!
Thank you Shannon! I hope you have an amazing 2012!
A pomegranate mojito?! Great idea! For tonight I didn’t planned any cocktail… just plain wine and beer 🙂
Have a great New Year’s Eve, Katherine!
Thanks Giulia! I actually ended up sticking to beer this new years eve, with a champagne toast at midnight! Happy new year!
There’s always room for summery refreshing cocktails, even in December! Great colors and pictures!
I completely agree! Thanks 😀
I think this looks gorgeous whatever the season, and the ruby red pomgranate feels quite wintry to me. Would love to be sipping one of these this evening!
Thanks! I agree pomegranates are great no matter the time of year.
It looks delicious! I want one now!
Thanks Vered! 😀
Katherine this is so beautiful!!! Happy New Year 🙂
Thank you Winnie! The recipe comes from a good friend of mine, and I’m so glad to have adopted it 🙂 Happy new year to you as well!
Pomegranate mojito? I want one! Happy New Year!
Wish I could make one for you right now! Happy new year to you too!
Divine.. too much to take in on that page when my brain is tired , so i am going to have to go back and look further but that Mojito looks divine! Happy New Year.. though I think you are already in 2012 in israel?.. c
Haha, thanks! Happy new year to you as well 🙂
This looks divine Katherine!!! I love mojito’s but the twist of a pomegranate mojito sounds especially divine!!
Happy New Year to you and your family. 😀
Thanks Jennifer!! I have to say it’s even better than a normal mojito 🙂 Happy new year to you too!
Such a fun holiday cocktail! Happy New Year!
Thanks Marla!! Happy new year!
Agreed with Marla — what a fun holiday mojito!
Happy New Year 🙂
Thanks Kiran! Happy new year!
Such a pretty cocktail! And it sounds tasty. Happy New Year!
Thanks! Happy new year to you too!
Awesome looking Mojito!
Thank you 😀
This pomegranate mojito is gorgeous! And talk about a scrumptious bloghop.
Thank you Russell!
Oh, I’d sip that any time of the year. Gorgeous!
Thanks Diana! Me too. In fact…
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