Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail

With Rum Variation

pomegranate mojito mocktail recipe

The Spruce / Teena Agnel

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 drink
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
389 Calories
4g Fat
96g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 389
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 67g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 78mg 388%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 987mg 21%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail made with fresh mint, lime, a little sugar, rum, and club soda. It's incredibly refreshing and makes a tasty mocktail, too. This rosy-hued take on the drink adds pomegranate juice and lemonade to the mix for a thirst-quenching virgin cocktail. It's a juicier, fruitier drink while remaining light and refreshing.

This flavorful mojito is perfect for the holiday season when pomegranates are at their best, but it can be enjoyed any time of year. Look for pomegranates that feel plump and heavy, and find the juice in the juice or health food section of the store. You can easily turn this into a real cocktail, too—simply add rum.

The recipe is very straightforward and the lemonade and simple syrup can be made in advance. Both are very easy homemade mixers that are cheaper than store-bought varieties and add an unparalleled freshness to a variety of drinks. Once you have all of the ingredients, it is simply a muddle, mix, and enjoy drink. If you keep everything in stock, it can be mixed up in just a few minutes and cheer up that comes to visit.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

Make the Mojito

  1. Gather the ingredients

    Pomegranate mojito ingredients
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  2. Muddle the syrup, mint leaves, and lime wedge in a highball glass.

    Ingredients muddled in a glass
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  3. Fill the glass with ice.

    Glass filled with ice
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  4. Add the pomegranate juice and lemonade. Stir well.

    Pomegranate juice and lemonade added to glass
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  5. Top with club soda.

    Topped with club soda
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  6. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint. Serve and enjoy.

    Garnished with pomegranate seeds and mint
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Tip

  • Depending on the pomegranate supply, you may want to consider using fresh pomegranate juice. Pomegranates are in season throughout the winter. When the price is right, fresh juice can be much cheaper than bottled juices. While those bottled juices are convenient, this is one fruit juice that is notoriously expensive.

Recipe Variations

  • To give this an alcoholic spin, you can always add rum to the mix. We recommend using equal amounts (1 1/2 ounces each) of white rum, pomegranate juice, and lemonade.
  • Make this a pitcher cocktail by multiplying the ingredients by the number of servings, muddling in a pitcher, and assembling per the recipe. Mix up everything but the club soda up to an hour or two ahead of time and chill. Top with the soda just before serving.
  • If your mint sprigs begin to look a little weary, you can easily integrate them into the homemade mint simple syrup. This eliminates the need for muddled mint and the same measurement can be used in the drink.

How Do You Muddle Mint Without a Muddler?

If you do not own a cocktail muddler, try using the backside of a wooden spoon, the flat end of a rolling pin, or something similar. You may need to press the mint or other ingredients against the sides of the glass instead of the bottom. If your glass isn't big enough, muddle in a small bowl and then transfer the ingredients.