Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

When a representative from POM Wonderful generously provided me with a dozen bottles of pomegranate juice, I was thankful but hesitant. I had never tried the stuff before, or even had any drink, dessert or other dish containing pomegranate, and for good reason. My mother is break-out-in-hives, throat-swellingly allergic to the fruit, and frankly, I didn’t want to take the risk that I would be too.

But, I did.

… And it’s a good thing I don’t have the same bad reaction, because I think I’ve found my new favorite cocktail! I know you’ll love it too, whether it serves as a festive holiday cocktail or a casual after-dinner drink. The sweet, slight bitterness of the pomegranate and orange juice is delicious, and combined with a splash of fresh lime juice and a shake with some ice cubes, it’s magic on your tongue!

If you don’t drink, don’t worry about it! Just replace the vodka with some clear, fizzy soda, and you’ve got yourself a sinless version of the same cocktail.

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Yield: 2


  • 3 oz. 2 shots POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
  • 3 oz. 2 shots vodka
  • 3 oz. 2 shots orange juice
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • Ice cubes


  1. Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker and fill with ice cubes; shake well. Strain into glasses. Garnish with a sliced lime.
  2. Cheers!

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  1. I am in love with the gorgeous colors, when shall I be over dear?

  2. this looks amazing and I would like to try it! :D

  3. Liz Blogisthenewblack says:

    Gorgeous pic- delicious drink!

  4. LaBellaCook says:

    This looks incredible and your photo is gorgeous. I love POM so this is definitely one to try. I am loving your blog!

  5. Pomegranates are such a beautiful fruit- and they have so many health benefits! Glad you’re not allergic like your mom! :) Lovely drink, with or without the vodka.

  6. cakeduchess says:

    Hi Georgia-This looks decadent. Delicious. I would love one now:)The kids would love it w/sparkling water. I would love it the grown-up way. Super photos.

  7. Chicago Cuisine Critique says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’m loving yours and am your newest follower. :)

  8. I was wanting to do a Pom drink a few weeks ago. I’ll have to check this one out.

  9. Pass one over this way please. I love me some fruity cocktails! :)

  10. Baking Serendipity says:

    Let me tell you what…I’m headed to a cabin in the mountains of Arizona this weekend. If you’ll bring these cocktails, I’m so sure everyone there would love you :) These look fantastic!

  11. Lindsey at Burn Me Not says:

    Ooh, what a perfect drink to have handy for the upcoming holidays. Can’t wait to try it. Cheers!

  12. I’ll take one please!

  13. coolblogger says:

    sounds exotic!

  14. This would be such a lovely cocktail to serve at a holiday party. I’m also glad that I don’t have an allergy to pomegranates…they are so good, and I’ve only recently started to enjoy them! This concoction looks like such a bright and flavorful way to end a long day. Thanks for sharing, sweet woman!

  15. I simply love its vibrant purple red colour and refreshing taste!

  16. I love this! I have a dinner party this weekend – and I am going to try these. I love your recipes and your photos are always so beautiful.

  17. Oh! Beauty of a drink mixed into a cosmo! You’re a brave girl to test if you were allergic to it too like your Mom. :) I’m looking fwd to making a couple of these.

  18. I love this! I am going to make this for my girls night. Thanks!

  19. Twopeasandtheirpod says:

    Such a pretty drink!

  20. OMG, Peter and I went through a period a few years ago of drinking cosmos (with pomegranate juice) before dinner. This is a blast from the past.

  21. Cosmos are one of my favorite drinks, and the thought of adding pomegranate juice to them makes it sound even better! Plus, this would make a lovely holiday drink. Thanks for sharing!

  22. That sounds so super-delightful.

    I’ll be hosting a POM Party on 11/13, courtesy of POM Wonderful, and intend to serve POM Margaritas…but I think this might need to be on tap, too. Though, I better be careful or the food might come out pretty sloppy, indeed. :)

  23. That sounds great, Heather! Are you serving food made with the POM juice, too? I wouldn’t even know where to start in terms of cooking with the stuff, but I can make a great cocktail!

  24. This sounds delicious! I would love to get a box of pomegranate juice! I responded to your comment on my blog but in case you don’t see it- I’m only 45 minutes outside of Austin so you have to let me know when you move and we can grab coffee or something :)

  25. Marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Glad to read that you do not share the same allergy as your mom. This pom cocktail is beautiful!

  26. I’m forwarding this to my husband right now, so he can make me one to celebrate his birthday. I’ll make the cake, he can provide the PomCos!

  27. I love the photo and I have always LOVED pomegranate cosmos!

  28. Pomegranates are so festive! A drink is a perfect way to show them off! Looks fabulous!

  29. Jenn's Food Journey says:

    Oh how I love pomegranate juice!! I would even drink a cosmo with it in it and I”m not a huge fan of cosmos!!! This looks lovely!

  30. That’s awesome, Heidi! Glad you’re enjoying the cosmos. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  31. I love Pomegranate, I can eat quite a few too. It never occurred to me though that i can also mix it with my favorite drink and come up with an amazing cosmo. You just gave me another reason to love this amazing fruit. Thanks!

  32. perfect to a girls night out:) and the color is just pretty! i love this already. thanks for sharing.

  33. 5 stars
    Oh yea, this is my kind of cocktail! Love the color and I’m so making it this weekend :o) Too bad I have to purchase my POM juice at the store instead of getting it shipped to me LOL

  34. 5 stars
    Love this. Pom juice is great in so many recipes but right now I could really use your cocktail. Yum.

  35. Jihane Jeanty (Sinful Sundays) says:

    5 stars
    I could so use this right now. Looks so good!

  36. Heidi's Recipes says:

    5 stars
    My husband and I are sipping these as we make vegetable stock (for our turkey brine) and bake pies. Yum and fun! Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!

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