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