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Pomegranate Mojito

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This Pomegranate Mojito recipe is a fun twist on the classic rum cocktail! Options for both pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds. A delicious refreshing summer cocktail. #mojitos #summercocktails #rumcocktails
One tall glass of Pomegranate Mojito with limes and pomegranate seeds

This Pomegranate Mojito recipe is a fun twist on the classic and traditional rum cocktail!

Two glasses of Pomegranate Mojito surrounded by pomegranates and limes

I have a vegetable garden every year, including a lot of fresh herbs.

And the ONLY reason why I grow mint is to make mojito cocktails in the summer.

The freshness of the mint on a hot day is just perfect!

One tall glass of Pomegranate Mojito with limes and pomegranate seeds

What is a Mojito?

A mojito is a rum cocktail that is made with mint, sugar, lime, rum, and club soda.

The cocktail is typically made with white rum (clear rum). But for something different you could use dark or spiced rum which will give it a little flavor.

Mojito Pronunciation

Moe-he-toe.

Top view of a Pomegranate Mojito

What is the history of mojitos?

As with many foods that have been around a long time, there is a debate about the true origin of the mojito.

But the most common that you will hear is that the mojito cocktail recipe was created at a bar in Cuba.

And that the original mojito is made specifically with Bacardi white rum.

Two rum cocktails with lots of lime and fruit

Pomegranate Options

I made this Pomegranate Mojito with both pomegranate juice and pomegranate arils (seeds) to test out the best option for flavor.

My favorite was using the pomegranate arils and crushing them.

It made an amazing pomegranate flavor, and a stronger flavor, than just the juice.

Use whichever option you prefer, as I have included instructions for both, but know that the fresh seeds are your best best!

A close up of a cocktail with a straw in it

I love to pack my Pomegranate Mojitos with extra limes and mint.

Adjust the quantities to make this cocktail perfect for you!

But regardless of personal preference, everyone will love these easy summer cocktails.

Mojitos

Pomegranate Drinks

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One tall glass of Pomegranate Mojito with limes and pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate Mojito

This Pomegranate Mojito recipe is a fun twist on the classic rum cocktail! Options for both pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds. A delicious refreshing summer cocktail. #mojitos #summercocktails #rumcocktails
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Game Day, Gluten Free, Keto/Low Carb, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 186kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons pomegranate seeds (called arils) (see note for using pomegranate juice)
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • club soda

Instructions

  • Put the pomegranate seeds, mint leaves, sugar, and juice of 1/2 lime in the bottom of a tall glass.
  • Use a muddle or the end of a spoon and crush the ingredients together, including bursting most of the seeds.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Pour the rum over the ice.
  • Top off the glass with club soda. Garnish with more limes, mint, and pomegranate seeds as desired.

Notes

Ensure you use pomegranate seeds and not juice to keep this drink keto.
Turn this drink into a mocktail (without liquor) by omitting the rum and replacing with more club soda, tonic, or lemon lime soda.
You can use a sweeter mix in if preferred (instead of club soda) such as tonic or lemon lime soda.
I do not recommend using simple syrup in place of the sugar unless you want a very sweet drink.
These can be made in a batch in advance by combining all ingredients except the club soda together. Top off each glass as poured with the club soda.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
By on March 8th, 2021

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