Refreshing mint gets an upgrade with these mojitos! If you've never had the classic herb-infused cocktail, this is a great place to start. Pomegranate mojitos are a tangy, fruity twist on the classic rum cocktail!
These pomegranate cocktails are perfect for entertaining or sipping on after a long hot day. Super fast to make and easy to prepare as a single drink or in a pitcher for entertaining!
This cocktail recipe has all the standard ingredients in the classic cocktail but with a fruity pomegranate addition.
Pomegranate Mojito Ingredients
- white rum
- fresh mint
- lime juice
- pomegranate juice
- club soda
Garnish ingredients - these are totally optional but an added bonus!
- pomegranate arils
- fresh mint
- lime wedges, twist, or wheels
How to Make a Mojito
Most recipes you will see for mojitos - like these blackberry mojitos - call for muddling the mint with sugar and lime before adding the liquor.
This recipe uses mint infused simple syrup, which is super easy to make and great if you want to make a pitcher of pomegranate mojitos - or any kind of mojito!
Step 1: Make the mint simple syrup. Let it cool slightly and strain out the mint.
Step 2: Build the cocktail in a high ball glass by adding the rum, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and mint simple. Optional: give the ingredients a little swirl to combine them, though filling the glass with ice will stir things up as well!
Step 3: Top with club soda and garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate seeds.
Muddled Mint vs. Mint Simple Syrup
What's the difference between using mint simple syrup and muddling mint?
Well friends, let me tell you about a 90s Bacardi commercial that ruined the lives of bartenders all over America….iykyk, I'm not really going to give you storytime. You can watch it for yourself here.
Here's the thing….mint simple syrup is easy to make, taste just as good as muddled mint, and you don't run the risk of getting pieces of mint stuck in your teeth or straw.
Muddling the mint is just to 'bruise' the herb and release the aromas. You shouldn't be pulverizing it. But that's usually what happens.
Since you have to make the simple syrup anyways, just cook it with the mint and save yourself the step and utensils.
It's also what most bars have on hand to make mojitos in the summertime.
How to make a pitcher of mojitos
Making a pitcher of pomegranate mojitos is super simple!
Also, since we're using mint simple syrup you won't have to muddle a ton of ingredients.
All you have to do is just increase the quantity of the recipe and convert the ounces into cups. I recommend multiplying a single drink recipe by 8 so it easily converts into cups (8 ounces in a cup).
To make it even, even easier, I've listed pitcher quantities in the recipe card below!
Absolutely! You can make this with any spirit you prefer.
A classic mojito calls for rum, but substituting different liquors is a great twist. Using bourbon would be similar to a whiskey smash and substituting vodka is a nice neutral spirit crowd-pleasing option.
100%! A mocktail pomegranate mojito can be just as refreshing as an alcoholic one. You just need to tweak the recipe a little by adding more club soda so it doesn't end up too sweet from the lack of rum!
In the recipe card notes below, there are instructions for how to do it.
What should you serve with mojitos?
This cocktail is refreshing and light so keep the food the same!
Truly the possibilities are endless. Be sure to tell me in the comments what you had with yours!
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- 1 ½ ounces white rum
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice
- ¾ ounce mint simple syrup
- ½ ounce fresh lime juice (about 2 wedges)
- 2 to 4 ounces club soda
Mint Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 bunch fresh mint (about 10 to 15 leaves)
Pitcher of Pomegranate Mojitos
- 1 ½ cups white rum
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- ¾ cup mint simple syrup
- ½ cup lime juice
- 3 cups club soda
- In a saucepan, combine the 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and mint leaves. Bring to just a simmer over medium heat. Remove from the heat and let the syrup cool for about 5 minutes before straining the mint.
- In a highball glass, pour the 1 ½ ounces rum, 1 ounce pomegranate juice, ½ ounce lime juice, and ¾ ounce mint simple syrup. Give the ingredients a quick stir then top with crushed or regular ice and top with club soda.
- Garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate arils (optional) and enjoy!
- To make this cocktail with a muddler instead of using mint simple syrup, muddle two lime wedges, 4 to 6 mint leaves, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Top with rum, pomegranate juice, ice, and club soda.
- You can use fresh squeezed lime juice or bottled lime juice. The fresh lime has a bit more vibrant flavor.
- Swap out rum for vodka or any other spirit you prefer - this cocktail is very versatile!
- To make a non-alcoholic version: leave out the rum and add 2 ounces of extra club soda.