This one takes the cake for colorful party cocktails with splashy flavorful sips! The absolutely elegant pomegranate cosmo is the perfect pretty drink for any holiday or party to dress up any spirited drink menu.
Pomegranate juice gives this classic cosmopolitan a makeover for a fun and easy way to color any season. It is a colorfully twisted pomegranate cosmopolitan. Whether you’re making them for a party or sipping on one solo, these spirited colorful cocktails are sure to please.
Pomegranate juice is always in seasons. There’s no better way to enjoy it than in a refreshing pomegranate martini cosmopolitan-style cocktail where the spirit additions combine with the flavorful complementing juice.
This sophisticated-looking pomegranate sipper shares the perfect balance of sweet and tart and is a beautiful shade of red.
Whether entertaining or just looking for a fun way to enjoy the colorfulness of this sip-worthy pomegranate cosmo which will surely please even the most sophisticated cosmo enthusiast.
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Why You’ll Love The Colorful And Twisted Pomegranate Martini
- The recipe is easy to make and takes no mixologist skills
- Pomegranate martini cosmopolitan-style drinks are great for Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s, and 4th of July
- Turn the pomegranate cosmopolitan recipe from a single-serve recipe to pitchers easily.
- The ingredients for the pomegranate cosmo are easy to find
- You can add your favorite brands to the alcohol content
With each party and holiday, we always offer a featured drink to our friends and family, and this is one of our favorites.
Martinis are just fine, but we prefer to add elegance and colorful twists to the basic martini and add a splash of pomegranate to upgrade the basic to outstanding.
We’ve found that the elegant pomegranate cosmo not only shows off the pomegranate’s color in a very bright way, but each sip-worthy mouthful matches the intensity of the color.
The addition of fresh juice makes it perfect for brunches or as accompanying drinks to small plates and appetizers.
You’ll find that the pomegranate and lime complement each other and don’t overburden the alcohol but do downplay the friskiness often delivered by sips of a traditional basic martini.
This beautiful pomegranate cosmopolitan cocktail is the perfect way to add color to your next gathering! The cocktail is easy, impressive, and made with just a few simple ingredients.
Whether you’re hosting a party or looking for a festive way to toast the holidays, this is the perfect cocktail!
What Is A Pomegranate?
And, if you have never tasted a pomegranate or you don’t know what a pomegranate fruit is, you might want to taste the pomegranate arils that are sold by the cup or purchase a pomegranate and peel it to gain access to the pomegranate seeds (arils) and taste the fruit that way. Either way, pomegranate is loaded with fiber and is considered a superfood that you can consume daily (not just in a cocktail)
The arils of pomegranates are delicious by the mouthful, drizzled with white chocolate, atop oatmeal, etc.
How To Make The Elegant Pomegranate Cosmo
This is a quick overview of the process, but the full step-by-step process to mix the colorfully twisted pomegranate cosmopolitans is below in the recipe card.
You’ll want a martini shaker to shake and chill the added ingredients.
We suggest using fresh pomegranate juice; you can use unsweetened. We love and use pomegranate juice from Trader Joe’s and Costco interchangeably.
Pro Pomegranate Juice Tip! Always keep the pomegranate juice chilled; if it is out of the fridge and you are preparing this cosmopolitan, keep it on ice!
Use chilled martini glasses to serve the pomegranate cosmopolitan martinis and garnish each with a lime or orange slice to accentuate the color.
You can prepare the orange and lime slices ahead of time and keep them in an airtight refrigerated container.
Of course, you can also premix the vodka and liqueur so it is premeasured and ready to add.
Substitution Ingredient Options For The Colorfully Twisted Pomegranate Cosmopolitans
We’ve used Triple Sec and Cointreau interchangeably, especially when we’ve had more fans of the drink they expected at any brunch.
You can also add orange juice by simply freezing orange juice into an ice cube tray and adding one or two cubes per drink as part of the garnish; this also provides a nice blend of flavor in the pomegranate cosmopolitan.
To alter the drink even further, we’ve introduced a floating basil leaf, not snipped or cut, just the leaf, which adds a more earthy flavor but is compatible with the balance of spirits and juice.
Dress the elegant pomegranate cosmo up with the addition of edible flowers to create an even more sophisticated sipper.
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Can Gin Be Used Instead Of Vodka
Yes, you can use gin instead of vodka in this cosmopolitan. If you prefer gin over vodka, it is an even swap, so do it, and you might find that the cocktail is more balanced.
Can Triple Sec Be Used In The Cosmo Recipe?
You can use triple sec, but we suggest using Cointreau as the citrus balances the rest of the cocktail elements. Use triple sec if it is what you have available.
Is Citron Vodka a must in the pomegranate cosmopolitan?
Yes and no, as this is quite a controversial question. If you have a seasoned cosmo drinker, they may prefer citron vodka. However, you can add a lime or lemon peel into the shaker, and the splash of suggested fresh lime should create a most palatable citrus flavor without purchasing the actual ‘citron’ type vodka. (think of the seasoned Starbuck clientele ordering hot steam, froth, ice, drinking temperature, and pumps of flavor vs. the other patrons ordering whatever is on the menu, consider your crowd and make a good decision)
This is one elegant pomegranate cosmopolitan cocktail that is perfect for colorful sipping.
It is refreshing, flavorful, and easy to make. Make this drink for your next party or get-together, and enjoy the compliments from your guests. Cheers~ Dana XO
Elegant Pomegranate Cosmo
- 3 Oz Vodka
- 3 Oz Pomegranate Juice
- 1 Oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 Oz Orange Liqueur, such as Triple Sec or Cointreau
- Lime slice or peel, for garnish
- Fill amartini shaker with ice cubes.
- Addthe Pomegranate juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
- Shake 15-20 Seconds or Until Well Chilled
- Strain into a martini glass
- Garnish with A lime or orange slice and serve