Pomegranate Old Fashioned

This Pomegranate Old Fashioned is my kind of twist on a classic cocktail! Pomegranate flavor kicks up this classic drink recipe for the holidays!

Pomegranate old fashioned with garnish

A Holiday Twist On An Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Holiday’s are here…so what does that mean? Food – and lots of it – presents, family, friends…and cocktails. Whether you’re hosting the party or heading out to a friend or family members’ house, you’re going to need to break out some drinks.

Champagne cocktails are always a big hit, along with any type of dessert cocktails or martini’s you can throw in there for the adults.

But the classic drinks are always welcome on my bar – but maybe a classic that’s kicked up a bit for the Holidays too, like this Pomegranate Old Fashioned recipe.

One of my kids’ favorite things to eat at this time of year are pomegranate seeds. They put it on their cereal, in their oatmeal and on ice cream. They love it. It’s definitely a fruit that we have in the house as much as we can this time of year.

But for us, the adults, we’re putting it in our holiday drinks.

The pomegranate juice blends perfectly with the whiskey in this old fashioned, it’s not as sweet as you might think it would be, it really adds more of a tart flavor to the drink…and it’s mighty tasty.

How To Make A Pomegranate Old Fashioned

Just muddle up a couple of tablespoons of pomegranate seeds in a shaker or muddler with a few dashes of bitters and a little bit of sugar.

adding bitters to a muddler for old fashioned

Throw in some ice and then add you whiskey or bourbon and a splash of water. Why the splash of water? My father in law always puts a splash of water in his drinks – not a lot, like a splash…maybe a ¼ ounce. He says it “smoothes out the booze” and makes the drink taste better.

And I think he might be correct.

So get out your muddlers, open up those pomegranates and make up a few of these Pomegranate Old Fashioned’s for your Holiday party – then let the fun begin!

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Pomegranate Old Fashioned cocktail recipe

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Pomegranate old fashioned with garnish

Pomegranate Old Fashioned

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x

This Pomegranate Old Fashioned is a fruity, delicious twist on the classic cocktail!



  • 2 tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 45 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 ounces Whiskey or Bourbon
  • Splash of water
  • Orange slices for garnish


  1. Muddle the pomegranate seeds with the sugar and bitters in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the bourbon or whiskey along with a splash of water and ice. Shake well and strain into a low ball glass with ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and more pomegranate seeds.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

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5 Responses
  1. Shawn

    Hi Dan!

    This looks awesome! I’m going to have to pick up some pomegranate and give this a try. Great cocktails on here.

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