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.
Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail Recipe
1/4 ounce pomegranate molasses
1/2 ounce pomegranate juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
2 ounces bourbon
Dash of Angostura bitters
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.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 11g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 9g|
|Vitamin C 16mg||80%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|