This Holiday Pomegranate Mojito is a fun drink that you can make with the kids. It is a nice way to show them the joy of creating a really 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.
- Muddle the syrup, lime, and mint leaves in a highball glass.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Add the juice and lemonade.
- Stir well.
- Top with club soda.
- Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint.
More Tips for Making a Great Holiday Pomegranate Mojito
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 (recipe below). This syrup would eliminate the need for muddled mint and the same measurement can be used in the drink.
Another little twist that I like to throw into this mocktail is a lightly flavored citrus soda. A favorite is IZZE Sparkling Clementine though San Pellegrino Orange, Q Lemon or Orange, and DRY Blood Orange are excellent options as well.
To Make Homemade Mint Simple Syrup
- 2 sprigs of mint, rinsed
- 1 cups sugar
- 2 cup water
- 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.
- Add the mint (no need to remove the leaves, the full sprig will make it easier to remove later).
- Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool. I prefer to allow my mint syrups to steep for 2-3 hours to get a good flavor. Test yours periodically until it rea the desired flavor.
- Remove the mint, using a fine mesh strainer if needed.
- Transfer to an air-tight container and label with the flavor and date.
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.
More Mint Syrups
As you discover the joy of cooling mint syrups, spice it up. Mint is a very versatile flavor and can be combined with a variety of other ingredients, including citrus and spice. Have fun with these simple syrups and use them to add a bit of flavor to your favorite drinks.