Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail

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.

About the author: Kelly Carámbula blogs about her adventures in the kitchen, including a weekly happy hour, on eat make read. She is also the founder and publisher of Remedy Quarterly, an independent food magazine.

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Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker


  • 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


  1. 1

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add pomegranate molasses, pomegranate juice, orange juice, whiskey and bitters. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

  2. 2

    Strain into a cocktail glass. Gently squeeze together the orange peel to release the oils, then place into cocktail and serve.


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