Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro; Leigh Ann Ross
4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Marry the flavors of pomegranate and Key lime for a light, fizzy cocktail that not only looks beautiful, but also tastes delicious.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool.

Step 2

Combine sugar syrup, club soda, pomegranate juice, vodka, and lime juice. Place crushed ice in a martini shaker; add about 3/4 cup pomegranate mixture. Cover and shake. Strain into a glass. Garnish with lime slice, if desired. Repeat procedure with remaining pomegranate mixture.

Chef's Notes

Key limes are smaller, rounder, and more robustly flavored than the common Persian lime and often have yellow-green skin. They're perfect for this drink, but you can substitute 1/4 cup regular lime juice. Prepare the syrup a day ahead, and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to mix the cocktails. For a festive touch, sugar the rims of the glasses.

Ratings & Reviews

caroldehaven's Review

December 23, 2010
I served this at a Girl's Night Out Christmas gathering and it was a huge hit! Very festive color...I called it Jingle Juice...they loved it!

Vrwest's Review

December 26, 2009
Another great cocktail recipe! I varied it, omitting the "simple syrup" portion (as I don't care for very sugary drinks, & rather save my calories for actual food!) & used lite cranberry juice instead of pomegranate. I also rimmed the glasses with peppermint by putting a handful of mini candy canes in my food processor until it resembled rock salt. It added a festive xmas touch and the drink was light, delicious & a hit!

carolfitz's Review

December 29, 2010
Made to recipe and it was very good. Second time substituted promegranate seltzer for both the water & club soda and upped the vodka to 3/4cup. The directions are to serve without ice, but the second time we served with a bit of ice (as in the photo) and a slice of peeled lime. Excellent drink either way.

lovegoodfood's Review

April 16, 2013
This tastes very good, but the directions are confusing... It says to put everything in a shaker and shake it, but since the club soda is fizzy so I ended up wearing some of it.

pogomiss's Review

February 01, 2011
Excellent drink. I did not have key limes so used regular. Added some pom seeds for looks. Enjoy!

berkeleyhippel's Review

December 21, 2011