Pomegranate Mojito

This festive holiday cocktail recipe gets a nice kick from a homemade chile grenadine.

tall glass of Pomegranate Mojito
Photo: Brie Passano
Start To Finish Time:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cup

Ingredients

  • 10 fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish

  • ½ lime, quartered

  • Ice cubes

  • 2 tablespoon (1 oz.) Chile Grenadine or purchased grenadine syrup

  • 3 tablespoon (1 1/2 oz.) white rum (optional)

  • 4 ounce club soda, chilled

  • Pomegranate arils (optional)

Chile Grenadine

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 dried pasilla or guajillo chile, seeded and crushed

Directions

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle mint and lime with a muddler or back of a spoon until juice is released. Add ice, Chile Grenadine, and white rum (if using). Stir well to chill. Top with 4 oz. club soda, or 6 oz. if omitting rum. Top with additional mint leavs and pomegranate arils, if you like.

Chile Grenadine

  1. In a small saucepan combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cover and let steep 30 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer and chill before using. Makes 1 3/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
31g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 19g
Vitamin C 10.5mg 53%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Folate, total 8.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.