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Pomegranate Mojito

This easy Pomegranate Mojito is a delicious twist to the original. A Pomegranate Mojito is the perfect summer AND winter holiday drink.

Pomegranates are typically in season around holiday-time and the bright red color makes this drink perfect around Thanksgiving or Christmas time. However, traditionally mojitos are a summertime drink making this drink equally perfect during warm and cold seasons, and don’t forget pomegranates are in-season during the fall too!

Best Pomegranate Mojito Recipe


A mojito, pronounced Moe-he-toe, is a traditional Cuban cocktail that is made with five ingredients: white rum, mint, sugar, lime juice, and soda water. This mojito recipe takes the traditional mojito and adds the right amounts of sweet and tart with the addition of pomegranate juice.


For this easy mojito cocktail with pomegranate, you’ll need:  

  • Simple syrup: Simple syrup is just equal parts sugar and water boiled together until the sugar dissolves. You can make your or pay extra for store bought!
  • Mint leaves: Fresh mint leaves elevates this drink up a notch but any mint leaves will work.
  • Pomegranate juice: Use store bought or homemade pomegranate juice to make this drink. POM Wonderful is usually the easiest to find in the produce section.
  • White Rum: Don’t use spiced rum for this recipe, as you don’t want to overwhelm the tart lime and pomegranate flavors. As with any mixed cocktail you don’t need to splurge on a pricey bottle.
  • Lime juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice will have a much better taste than lime juice from the bottle.
  • Soda water: Soda water, sparkling water or Club soda all work here.
  • Pomegranate arils (seeds): These aren’t necessary but along with the mint they make for a beautiful garnish. Just the arils can often be found in the refrigerated area of the produce section.

(Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe card with exact measurements and recipe instructions.)

How to Make a Pomegranate Mojito

  1. Begin by muddling the simple syrup and mint leaves
  2. Fill a glass with ice then add the pomegranate juice, white rum and lime juice
  3. Top off with soda water and garnish with mint leaves and pomegranate arils, if desired.

If you don’t have a muddler, a wooden spoon, mortar and pestle, rolling pin, dowel or a meat tenderizer are all good substitutes, in pinch.

You can make mojito pitchers by simply increasing the quantities in equal parts, as desired.

How to Make a Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail

To make a mocktail, omit the rum and add an additional ½ ounce of pomegranate juice. You can also use a non-alcoholic white rum such as Lyre’s, just follow the regular recipe and substitute the rum.

  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 6-12 mint leaves
  • 2 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Top off with soda water, 7UP, Sprite or Ginger Ale

Variations & Tips

  • For an extra boozy version of this drink substitute the soda water with champagne or dry sparkling wine. You can also substitute the pomegranate juice for a pomegranate liqueur such as PAMA.
  • Add the ice before the rum to help it cool down.
  • If you’re making your own simple syrup try adding mint while boiling the syrup for a mint-infused simple syrup.
  • Mojitos are served in none other than Mojito glasses which are tall glasses that allow you to muddle mint. If you don’t have a mojito glass you can use Collins or Highball glasses. An Old Fashion or Margarita glass will also work in a pinch, just no red solo cups.
Best Pomegranate Mojito Recipe

Pomegranate Mojito

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Pomegranate Mojito is fruity twist on a classic mojito recipe. Both a refreshing summertime cocktail and a festive winter holiday drink!


  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 6-12 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces White Rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Soda water


  1. Muddle 2 tablespoons of simple syrup and 6 to 12 mint leaves. Fill glass with ice and add pomegranate juice, white rum and lime juice. Top off with soda water and garnish with mint leaves and pomegranate arils, if desired.


You can make mojito pitchers by simply increasing the quantities in equal parts, as desired.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 9gSugar: 21gProtein: 5g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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Thursday 2nd of July 2015

I love mojitos and all things pomegranate! I've never used PAMA before, but need to try it!

Kristy Bernardo

Friday 3rd of July 2015

It's sooo yummy!!

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