Holiday Pomegranate Mojito Recipe

Holiday pomegranate mojito recipe

The Spruce / Teena Agnel

  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

This holiday pomegranate mojito is a fun recipe that you can make with the kids. It's a nice way to show them the joy of creating a fresh, flavorful drink.

This flavorful mojito is perfect for the holiday season when pomegranates are at their best. The timing is ideal for making this delicious drink and serving it to non-drinkers at the Christmas party as well.

The recipe is very straightforward and it would be best to begin by making the lemonade and simple syrup 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 bring holiday cheer to everyone that comes to visit.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this drink is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.

Make the Mint Simple Syrup

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for mojito syrup
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  2. Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat while stirring constantly until all of the sugar is dissolved.

    Place sugar and water in saucepan
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  3. Add the mint (no need to remove the leaves, the full sprig will make it easier to remove later).

    Add the mint
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  4. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

    Reduce heat
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  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Steeping for 2 to 3 hours to get a good flavor. Test periodically until it reaches the desired flavor.

    Remove from heat
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  6. Remove the mint, using a fine mesh strainer if needed.

    Remove mint
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  7. Transfer to an air-tight container and label with the flavor and date.

    Transfer to an airtight container
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Make the Mojito

  1. Gather the ingredients

    Make mojito syrup
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  2. Muddle the syrup, lime, and mint leaves in a highball glass.

    Muddle drink
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  3. Fill the glass with ice.

    Fill glass with water
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  4. Add the pomegranate juice and lemonade. Stir well.

    Add pomegranate juice and lemonade
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  5. Top with club soda.

    Top with club soda
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  6. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint.

    Garnish pomegranate seeds
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  7. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve
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Tip

  • The syrup will be good for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. This recipe yields just over 2 cups and can easily be multiplied to make more syrup.
  • 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, the fresh juice can actually be much cheaper than bottled juices like POM Wonderful. While those bottled juices are convenient, this is one fruit juice that is notoriously expensive.
  • Winter is not the best time for fresh mint. If your sprigs begin to look a little weary, you can easily integrate them into the homemade simple syrup. This syrup would eliminate the need for muddled mint and the same measurement can be used in the drink.

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