The holidays call for a “signature cocktail” – or in this case a pomegranate cocktail! This Pomegranate Lime Gin Fizz is definitely a festive way to welcome friends and family. Easy, bright and simple… isn’t that something we all want in a cocktail??
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 pomegranate cocktail fans. 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!
So what exactly is in a Gin Fizz?
Glad you asked! At it’s most basic, a gin fizz is made with….
- simple syrup
- lemon juice
- sparkling water
The gin fizz definitely lends itself to lots of variations – like this Pomegranate and Lime Gin Fizz! And for those of you who aren’t gin fans I recommend a less juniper forward gin like Hendricks – it smooth, floral and works beautifully in this pomegranate cocktail!
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!!
Pomegranate Lime Fizz
- 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.