Pomegranate Mojito Cocktail
Pomegranate Mojito Cocktail – refreshing, with healthy antioxidants this would make a great holiday drink.
How was your weekend?
Ready to say “Goodbye” to 2014 and say “Hello” to the new year?
Although I’m still in a holiday mood, I found some time to make mojitos.
Mojitos are my favorite drinks to make by far.
I know that most people connect them with the summer and going to the beach, but I can have them any time of the year. With pomegranates in season now, it was the perfect time to make a pomegranate mojito cocktail. I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to make this drink and after my Original Lime, Strawberry and Watermelon Mojito recipes I shared last summer, I thought this could make a nice New Year’s Eve drink.
I love sweet cocktails like this pomegranate one, which I prepared with fresh pomegranate seeds and simple syrup. Of course rum, lime juice mint and some ice.
For this particular cocktail I used lime flavored Perrier sparkling water, but unflavored soda or sparkling water works awesome.
This is not a classic Mojito recipe, that’s why I’m not using brown sugar, instead I prefer making my mojitos with simple syrup. This way it tastes so much better, sweeter and flavors are well balanced.
And another fun fact about me – I love making Mojito in a tall glass and refuse to drink it from a short one. I like this drink in size “large”.
It is pretty, festive, sweet and flavorful. Very sparkly and if you skip the rum, it will make a great mocktail (virgin mojito).
I hope you enjoy it! Very simple and quick to make, perfect for a party.
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Pomegranate Mojito Cocktail
For the simple Syrup:
- (If you'd like to make your own simple syrup, this recipe makes around 1 3/4 cups)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
For the Mojito:
- 8 fresh mint leaves — ( plus more for garnish)
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- juice from 1 lime
- 3 oz Bacardi white rum
- 2 oz simple syrup
- 1 cup ice — (might need more)
- soda water — (I used lime flavored Perrier)
Prepare simple syrup, by combining 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water and bringing it to a boil. Stir to let sugar dissolve and remove from heat. Let syrup cool.
In a sturdy glass add mint leaves, pomegranate seeds, lime juice, rum and simple syrup. With a muddles or a wooden spoon, muddle to extract juices from mint leaves and pomegranate seeds.
Add ice to the glass and top with soda water. Garnish with more pomegranate seeds, mint leaves or lime wedges.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 408, Sodium: 39mg, Potassium: 246mg, Carbohydrates: 57g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 48g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 340%, Vitamin C: 26.2%, Calcium: 42%, Iron: 2.8%
Good morning Mira.
It sounds delicious! I’ve never had a drink with pomegranate, maybe it’s time to try something new.
I want to wish you and your family a blessed & healthy New Year, filled with happy moments.
Thanks a lot Regina! Happy New Year!
Completely Gorge! Love it and so pinning!
Girl, I love these Pomegranate Mojitos!!! Mojitos can be enjoyed all year round!!! I love these! and so pretty and festive! No NYE is complete without a cocktail, so these are perfection! Wishing you a fabulous NYE and amazing 2015!!!
Thanks Alice ! I totally agree, what is a NYE without a Mojito? Have a grey NYE and awesome 2015!
This looks so good!! Light and refreshing! Love the berries! YUM!
This is such a pretty drink. I prefer simple syrup too, I can’t wait to make this drink.
I still can’t believe that 2014 is almost over, what a year! This drink looks absolutely gorgeous, Mira! I love the pretty colors. And the pomegranate flavor sounds incredible! Such a perfect drink. Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Gayle!
Mojitos are among my favorite cocktails, but I’ve never had the addition of pomegranate. Yum!! And I love the colors – so festive! Happy (almost) New Year!
the drink looks absolutely amazing Mira! I recently had a mocktail in Vegas which had pomegranate juice, orange juice and some ginger..It tasted fantastic ! Pinned.
Thanks Manali! I hope you enjoy this one 🙂
This drink is just gorgeous and perfect for the holidays, Mira! I love pomegranate with lime, but I’ve only had it in margaritas before. I need to try this mojito! Pinned. 🙂
Thanks for pinning Marcie! Hope you enjoy!
Hey girl, you got me at mojitos hahaha. This is perfect to receive the new year. Love the photos!! Pinned
Thanks a lot Oriana!
As a huge fan of pomegranate, I am in love with this mojito. It is perfect for a party or to celebrate the New Year. I can’t believe it is almost 2015!
I feel the same way Ashley 🙂
These look gorgeous! Wish I had some mint and pomegranate right now so I could make these.
I would love to have this mojito right now. Delicious …. and stunning pictures Mira:)
OMGosh girl, this drink looks absolutely amazing! I can totally envision sipping on this on New Years Eve. Pinned!
Thank you Kristi!
Cheers! This is exactly the cocktail I wish I had in my hand right now.
Glad you like it Carrie!!!
So pretty and festive- this really is a perfect New Year’s cocktail!! Happy New Year Mira!
Thanks a lot Sonali! Happy New Year!
I love pomegranates and I love mojitos, but I’ve never had the two of them together! This looks fantastic! I love the festive colors! Pinned, for sure!
What a light and refreshing drink, I love how pretty this looks too!
These are gorgeous. And so refreshing. Can’t wait to try it. Happy New Year.
HNY Kathy 🙂
This is such a pretty drink Mira! I love the colours. And pomegranate anything is amazing so I’m sure this mojito is too!
This cocktail is near the top of my favorite drinks list. I love the color and pomegranate is such a fun fruit. 🙂
Thanks so much Maureen!!!
Can’t think of a better cocktail to serve on NYE than this pomegranate mojito. So refreshing.. perfect for the hot Australian summer!
Glad you are enjoying summer Thalia! Happy New Year!!!
I love pomegranate, I love mojitos, and why would anyone want to drink one in a short glass? The taller the better!!
Totally agree Linda!!!
This is looking absolutely wonderful. Saw the photo on G+ and really loved it. I am preparing a post with a pomegranate cocktail as well.. seems we had a similar thought :). Wish you a wonderful New Year as well.
Hey Ella, can’t wait to see your cocktail! Happy New Year!
hell yeah!! Girl, you know how to make a cocktail! I WISH pomegranates weren’t so crazy expensive right now, they look SO gorgeous in this drink! I’ll have to make do without them 🙁
Thank you Nagi! Any frozen berries will work great as pomegranate substitute, just adjust the simple syrup amount 🙂 So not fun that pomegranates are expensive…
This mojito looks so so pretty and festive! Love the pomegranate in here! Perfect for ringing in the New Year!
Mojitos are my all time FAVE drink and I love that you worked pomegranate into this mojito to give it a festive feel 🙂 Cannot wait to try this out on NYE!! Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday!! Happy New Year 😀
Happy New Year Dear!
I love mojitos! And you can never go wrong with pomegranate. So pinning this for later!
My hubby makes a great mojito, too! I love the colors in yours!! Looks so bright and festive! Nice cocktail!
Hope you like it Annie!!!
This is such a great and refreshing drink. I love anything with pomegranates in it.
Drinks in size large are my favorite too! And this is awesome. Can you come bartend for me tomorrow night?
Hey Mir, Thanks, glad you like it! I would love to bartend for your next party 🙂
Ooo this is a pretty drink!
I would so love to be sipping on this mojito tonight at midnight!! Mojitos are one of my favorites – I could drink them year round, too! Beautiful pictures, too. Pinned!
Thanks for stopping by and pinning Alyssa! Happy New Year!
I love sweet cocktails too! Especially when they are this pretty! Absolutely stunning photography! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Lindsey!