Pomegranate molasses is a gem of an ingredient that often gets overlooked. This sweet and tart syrup adds the perfect pop of flavor to cocktails—especially whiskey based ones.
Since the molasses packs a tart punch, a hint of orange juice brings a bit of sweet acidity to balance it out. Bourbon brings a rich, sweet booziness that stands up to the bold flavor of the pomegranate molasses, while a splash of pomegranate juice adds a little color and juiciness to the drink. The result is a cocktail that's packed with bright, bold and warm flavors perfect for a cool day.
- 1/4 ounce pomegranate molasses
- 1/2 ounce pomegranate juice
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 ounces bourbon
- Dash of Angostura bitters
- Orange twist
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add pomegranate molasses, pomegranate juice, orange juice, whiskey and bitters. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Strain into a cocktail glass. Gently squeeze together the orange peel to release the oils, then place into cocktail and serve.