Ginger and Pomegranate Smash

Routinely Rachel
by Routinely Rachel
2 Cocktails
5 min

· Print Recipe Festive Pomegranate Cocktail with a Ginger Sugar Rim

This will be your go-to cocktail this holiday season! Tart pomegranate juice and arils with bubbly ginger beer and smooth vodka – all finished off with a ginger sugar rim, squeeze of lime, and rosemary. The perfect, festive beverage that can be small batch or prepare a pitcher for your large party! (Can easily be converted into a mocktail as well)

Can you believe it’s November?! The holiday seasons are upon us and invitations for office and social gatherings will start rolling in soon. It’s time to break out the festive cocktails! Impress your guests with this simple ginger and pomegranate smash. So pretty and SO easy to throw together.

Benefits of Pomegranate

A pomegranate contains hundreds of seeds/arils which are the edible part of the fruit. The benefits of the fruit and its juice are amazing. I’ve included a few below.

  1. One serving contains 40% daily requirement of Vitamin C
  2. Antioxidants
  3. Aids in digestion
  4. Anti-inflammatory benefits and arthritic relief
  5. Protects heart and arteries
  6. Daily consumption can lower blood pressure
  7. Anti-viral benefits
  8. Aids in strength recovery and reduces soreness
  9. Daily consumption can improve learning and memory



Yield: 2 (times by 3 for a pitcher)

  • 4 1/2 oz 100% pomegranate juice
  • 3 oz vodka
  • 3 oz natural ginger beer – no added sugar
  • Lime juice to taste
  • 1 – 2 tbsp arils
  • Optional: rosemary swigs, sliced lime

The cocktail comes together quickly and easily. In a cocktail mixing glass or in a pitcher – filled with ice, mix together the pomegranate juice, vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. Pour contents – sans ice – into desired coupe glass and add arils. Garnish with a sprig or two of rosemary and lime slices. Short and sweet instructions!

Ginger Sugar Rim

Are you feeling fancy? To really add the festive flourish, rim the coupe glasses with a combination of turbinado sugar and grated ginger. Beautiful and tasty!

  • 2 tsp turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp grated ginger

On a small saucer, combine the turbinado sugar and grated ginger. Wet the rim of the glasses with water or lime juice and turn rim-side down into sugar mixture to evenly coat and line the glasses.

Prefer a mocktail?

Eliminate the vodka from the drink without any issue. Feel free to add club soda or lime sparkling water in place of vodka when serving.

Ginger and Pomegranate Smash
Recipe details
  • 2  Cocktails
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 4 1/2 oz 100% pomegranate juice
  • 3 oz vodka
  • 3 oz natural ginger beer – no added sugar
  • Lime juice to taste
  • 1–2 tbsp arils
  • Optional: rosemary sprigs and sliced lime
Ginger Sugar Rim
  • 2 tsp turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • To convert into a mocktail, remove vodka and replace the liquor with club soda or lime sparkling water as desired
  • Times recipe by 3 for pitcher instruction and keep ice in pitcher during service