Pomegranate Lemon Gin & Tonic Recipe
Pomegranate season starts in October and goes through January which makes it the perfect fruit garnish for the holidays.
Adding pomegranate seeds just seems like the right finishing touch from charcuterie boards to salads, and especially in cocktails. We are sharing one of our favorite cocktail recipes to incorporate the pomegranate that is both beautiful and delicious, see the full recipe below.
1 T POMEGRANATE SEEDS
1.5 OUNCES GIN
1 OUNCE POMEGRANATE JUICE
4-6 OUNCES TONIC WATER
Prepare by creating a few one-inch strips of lemon peel using a potato peeler of paring knife, avoiding the white pith as much as possible. Set the lemon and lemon peels aside.
In a glass of your choice, add the pomegranate seeds. Measure the gin in a jigger and add to the glass, then add the pomegranate juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about half a lemon). Add ice, then stir.
Fill the glass with tonic water, using between 4 to 6 ounces depending on the size of the glass. Twist one of the reserved lemon peels, securing it with a decorative toothpick. Garnish the drink with the lemon peel and enjoy!
*Freshly squeezed lemon juice is essential to this recipe.