Pomegranate Gin and Tonic – a classic gin and tonic with a twist! Add pomegranate juice and a little lime juice for a sweet, tart, and delicious cocktail!
If this isn’t your first time here, you know I love a good cocktail. It can be something classic like Vodka Cranberry or it can be something completely off the wall and new. I just like to mix it up and not have a glass of wine at every party. Now if there is Easy Sangria, then I am all over it.
A few weeks ago I shared my favorite classic Gin and Tonic recipe. Super simple, crisp, and refreshing. So today we are mixing it up and adding some flavor to it! I love adding pomegranate juice to pretty much every cocktail. Pomegranate Vodka Gimlet is a favorite all year around.
So what ingredients are in this Pomegranate Gin and Tonic
- Gin – you want to use a good quality gin because the flavor really does come out in this drink
- Tonic Water – I like the regular tonic water not the diet version for this drink
- Pomegranate Juice – I just buy a small bottle of POM in the produce section
- Lime Juice – use real limes and squeeze them, you don’t need a lot so it is worth the work!
You can use either a martini shaker and shake it with ice until it is nice and cold or just stir in a glass, totally up to you. You do want to make sure it is nice and cold though, so fill the glass with lots of ice! If you are making a lot of these for a party or friends, you could mix together the gin, pomegranate and lime juice and store in the fridge. Then just add the tonic water when it is time to serve. This will make sure your drinks stay nice and fizzy!
We all know that I like a fizzy cocktail! Rose Wine Spritzer is a perfect example of taking something that already tastes great and I make it fizzy!
Is Tonic Water and Club Soda the same thing?
The short answer is no. You could use club soda in this cocktail recipe, but the taste would definitely be different. You can use seltzer water and club soda interchangeably in recipes, but tonic water is different. Tonic water is a drink in which quinine is dissolved. It has a distinct bitter flavor that is different from other clear sodas. It is also sweetened, so it has calories and added sugar unlike when you look at the label for club soda.
So if you are looking to mix up your classic cocktail and get away from the traditional try this Pomegranate Gin and Tonic. It is refreshing, sweet, tart, and delicious! And if you are looking for more ways to use gin try this Aperol Gin Cocktail.
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Pomegranate Gin and Tonic - a classic gin and tonic with a twist! Add pomegranate juice and a little lime juice for a sweet, tart, and delicious cocktail!
- 8 oz tonic water
- 4 oz gin
- 2 oz Pomegranate juice
- 2 Tbls lime juice
Mix together gin, pomegranate juice and lime juice. Pour into a glass over ice. Top with tonic water.