Ginger Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail

Ginger Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail |

I’m cramming in one more festive holiday cocktail before New Year’s Eve. Just in case you are in need of a little boozy inspiration for the big night.

I’m calling it the “big” night but I should also throw it out there that I’m probably the lamest person ever when it comes to NYE. Although this year we do actually have plans that involve other people. Shocking, I know.

Some of our friends are coming over to our house for the evening. So according to my husband I’m not allowed to wear pajamas all night because, you know, that would be weird. Sad face. Kidding, kidding. I am actually very excited since we were out of town for a solid week or so for Christmas and I haven’t seen all my lovely friends in what feels like ages.

So we celebrate. With champagne! And maybe a ginger pomegranate bourbon cocktail?

Ginger Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail |

Wintery. Festive. Fun.

And! I was allowed to use the “good” bourbon when I tested this recipe out for you.

You see, my father-in-law was flabbergasted!, shocked!, outraged! when he found out that I use my husband’s bourbon (you know, the good stuff he likes to drink) when I bake or cook. Like for these caramels. Totally worth it. He tends to disagree with me on this point.

So he bought me a cheap bottle of bourbon that I’m supposed to use when I make recipes. I thought it was a gag gift but I’m pretty sure he was dead serious. Bourbon is important business after all.

So don’t worry, I was given the all clear to use the good kind this time since this is a drink. Although I feel like I maybe made the bourbon all girly here. But I’m going with it. It’s still a drink!

Ginger Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail |

Don’t tell, but I’ll probably still use the good stuff sometimes for recipes. It’ll be our little secret, m’kay?

Ginger Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail
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Yield: 1 serving
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon spiced simple syrup
  • ice cubes
  • 2 to 4 ounces ginger beer (to taste)
  • orange slices, for garnish
  1. Add the bourbon, pomegranate juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with several ice cubes. Shake.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with more ice cubes. Top with the ginger beer and garnish with an orange slice. Serve.
I liked this best with 4 ounces of the ginger beer, but my husband liked it with 2 ounces. I’m a bit of a wuss with drinks with hard liquor so take that as you will!

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