The holidays call for a “signature cocktail”. This Pomegranate Lime Gin Fizz is definitely a festive way to welcome friends and family.
The holidays call for festive cocktails and I’ve been putting together my lineup! I’ve got my Citrus and Spice Kentucky Mule for the bourbon drinkers and now this Pomegranate and Lime Gin Fizz for the gin drinkers. Easy to make and delicious, both of these cocktails can also be served without the booze for those who don’t imbibe.
Don’t you love recipes that can do double duty?
Although it looks fancy, this Pomegranate Lime Gin Fizz couldn’t be easier to make – which is one of the many reasons I love this cocktail for the holidays! Homemade grenadine, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and gin – that’s it!
Never made homemade grenadine? No problem, it’s simple to do and with all the fresh pomegranates in the markets, now is a terrific time to make it! Check out my “How to make Grenadine” article for all the details!
If you don’t have time to make grenadine, not to worry – I’ve included a “work around” using fresh pomegranate juice and simple syrup which works too!!!
Now that we’ve covered the sweet, let’s talk about gin. I know, I know, not everyone’s “cup of tea” but as a huge fan of that spirit, I hope I can change your mind! For this cocktail, you definitely want something a little less juniper forward – Hendrick’s is ideal in this cocktail and if you’ve never tried it, it just might make a gin lover out of you! Soft, with herbal and floral notes, it has none of that “piney” aroma so prevalent in juniper forward gins.
If you simply can’t get on board with gin, you could also make this cocktail with vodka – but to be honest, I really, really encourage you to try it with gin!
And speaking of vodka, lest you think it’s been forgotten, fear not. On Monday, I’m going to have a vodka cocktail for you to complete this holiday line up so stay tuned!!
Refreshing and festive, this Pomegranate Lime Gin Fizz couldn't be easier to make for the holidays!
- 1 1/2 oz. gin Hendrick's
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- 1 oz. grenadine
- 6 oz. sparkling water
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons pomegranate arils optional
- 2 fresh lime slices optional
- 2 sprigs fresh mint optional
In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lime juice, simple syrup and grenadine.
Add ice and shake. Pour mixture over ice into two rocks glasses.
Thread a lime slice onto a cocktail pick. top with pomegranate arils.
Place on top of the glass and tuck a mint sprig behind.