Gin, orange liquor, fresh pomegranate seeds, ginger and lime come together in a refreshing, fun, and festive gin cocktail.
I have made these for several occasions and had non-gin drinkers suck them down as happily as gin lovers. This is also a fantastic "make your own" cocktail to serve at holiday gatherings.
Just set all the ingredients out next to a printed recipe and allow guests to make their own, adjusting the amount of alcohol to their personal preference.
The only thing that might intimidating about this recipe is removing the seeds from a pomegranate. You can sometimes find packages of fresh pomegranate seeds in the produce section of supermarkets which is the easiest solution. Or, just follow this simple guide for how to cut a pomegranate and you'll discover that it's not as difficult or messy as you might think.
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz orange liquor
- 2 oz Rose's lime juice (*See note)
- 4 or 5 thinly sliced pieces of fresh ginger
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- Club soda
- Add a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Add gin, orange liquor, Rose's lime juice, ginger, and pomegranate seeds. Shake vigorously for a minute or two.
- Add ice to a glass. Pour cocktail over ice. Top with a bit of club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.
I know there are a lot of people who don't like Rose's Lime Juice Cordial. (For my whole diatribe about why I think the haters should just relax, click over to this recipe for Pomegranate Margaritas.) Most people don't like it because it contains corn syrup. Only the Rose's Lime Juice that's made in the USA includes corn syrup. The UK and Canadian versions are made with real sugar. Thanks to the wonders of online shopping, you can easily get your hands on the sugar-made version by ordering it online: Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial.
Substitutions for Rose's Lime Juice Cordial:
If you don’t really want to bother with Rose’s Lime Juice at all, no worries. Whipping up a batch of homemade lime cordial is super easy:
1. Add 1 cup (250g) sugar, 8oz water, 2oz lime juice, 2oz lime peel, and 1oz citric acid in a blender.
2. Blend for about 30 seconds, strain, bottle and refrigerate.
You can also just increase the amount of fresh lime juice and add a few ounces of simple syrup.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g