This Pomegranate Gin Fizz is a tasty cocktail with a sweet tart flavor and frothy topping! Impress everyone with this brilliant drink.

Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

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Here’s an impressive cocktail that’s pretty darn perfect, in our opinion: this Pomegranate Gin Fizz! The Gin Fizz is one of our favorite classic cocktails: sweet tart and refreshing, with a festive egg white foam. Take it over the top with this pomegranate spin: it elevates the sweet tart flavor and gives the drink a brilliant jewel-toned color! Here we used POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice to make this deliciously festive cocktail. It will impress absolutely everyone (we promise!): for the holidays or in any season.

Ingredients in this pomegranate gin cocktail

This Pomegranate Gin Fizz cocktail takes the classic Gin Fizz and steps it up a notch! The bold flavor of the pomegranate juice brings just the right compliment to the gin and lemon. Even better, it infuses the most beautiful ruby red color to the drink. Here’s what you’ll need for this pomegranate cocktail:

*Want a vegan substitute? You can use aquafaba, the liquid from a can of chickpeas! Just substitute 2 tablespoons aquafaba for the egg white.

Pomegranate Gin Fizz

Using pomegranate juice in cocktails

As much as we love whipping up classic cocktails, we also love making fun spins on the originals! Pomegranate is ideal for making fruity riffs on the classics. Our favorite juice on the market is POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. Here’s why it’s great for drinks and cocktails:

  • It’s 100% juice. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice contains only the juice of whole-pressed pomegranates and no added sugar, fillers or preservatives.
  • The flavor is ideal for elevating cocktails. It’s a little sweet and a little tart: perfect for melding with other flavors.
  • The color is brilliant. We eat and drink with our eyes! The deep ruby red color makes the perfect elevated cocktails for entertaining friends and family.
Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

How to make an egg white foam: the dry shake

Adding egg whites in cocktails might seem retro, and it is: it’s a tradition that dates back to the 1860’s! The foam adds a frothy texture to the top of the drink and a creamy rich flavor to each sip. Classic drinks like the Gin Fizz, Ramos Gin Fizz and Whiskey Sour are traditionally served with this frothy topping. The key to an egg white foam is a special technique called a dry shake. Here’s how it works:

  • Shake the drink ingredients without ice first. This lets the protein in the egg begin to form the foam, instead of being diluted by the ice.
  • Then add ice and shake again. This cools the drink and strengthens the foam. Strain it into the glass and you’ll get a thick, white frothy layer. (As a note: citrus is required for the foam formation: so you’ll need the lemon in combination with the pomegranate.)
Pomegranate juice

More pomegranate cocktails

Pomegranate juice is ideal for creating jewel-toned drinks for winter and fall entertaining! Whether it’s holiday party drinks or Christmas Eve cocktails, this pomegranate gin cocktail is perfect. But if you’re looking for more ideas, here are some more festive pomegranate cocktails that fit the bill:

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Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

Pomegranate Gin Fizz


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Description

This Pomegranate Gin Fizz is a tasty cocktail with a sweet tart flavor and frothy topping! Impress everyone with this brilliant drink.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces* gin
  • 1 ½ ounces POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • ½ ounces lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white**
  • 1 ounce soda water
  • For the garnish: rosemary sprig (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the gin, POM juice, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds until cold.
  3. Strain the drink into a glass and top with the soda water; the egg white foam forms on top. If desired, garnish with a rosemary sprig. Serve immediately.

Notes

*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

*For vegan, substitute 2 tablespoons aquafaba, the liquid from a can of chickpeas.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Pomegranate gin cocktail

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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6 Comments

  1. Love this recipe! It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It’s festive and perfect for the holidays!

  2. It’s got good bones to make a great cocktail. I followed this recipe exactly as posted, including the egg white and brand of pomegranate juice. The balance of sweet and tart could use a little tweaking; it was slightly too sweet. That could be remedied with a bit more lemon, which would of course change the flavour, or a little less syrup. Additionally, if you’re going to use rosemary as a garnish, why not incorporate it into the drink somehow? Whether is be making a rosemary simple syrup or lighting a rosemary sprig with a match and collecting the smoke in the glass- although smoke definitely pairs better with darker spirits. Either way, it is a great cocktail idea and I will be making it again with a few flairs of my own.