This pomegranate vodka cocktail is a festive holiday drink that’s perfect to cheers with!
If you love a pomegranate martini, this is a gorgeous cocktail to add to your repertoire.
It’s a great drink to cheers with on Christmas Eve, holiday parties and New Year’s Eve too!
If my Pomegranate Aperol Spritz Holiday Cocktail and Winter Cranberry Aperol Spritz are a favorite cocktail of yours, you’re sure to enjoy this pomegranate vodka cocktail too during this festive time of year.
Why you’ll love these pomegranate vodka cocktails
- It’s a fresh take on a classic pomegranate martini but with the addition of some bubbly!
- The rosemary simple syrup adds herbaceous almost floral notes to the tart pomegranate juice.
- It makes a gorgeous cocktail for any holiday party!
Ingredients needed to make these vodka cocktails
Pomegranate juice: fresh pomegranate juice is the base for this cocktail and you can find it at most grocery stores
Vodka: use your favourite vodka (or top-shelf vodka if desired) for this pomegranate cocktail
Prosecco: bubbly prosecco is a nice final touch to this drink
Rosemary: fresh rosemary is the key ingredient in the rosemary simple syrup and perfect for the cocktail garnish
Sugar: use sugar and water to make the rosemary simple syrup and to make the sparkly rosemary garnish
Step by step process for making these pomegranate cocktails
Step 1: To make a sparkly rosemary garnish simply run a rosemary sprig under a bit of water. Then, roll in sugar and set aside to dry.
Step 2: Make the rosemary simple syrup: In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add in the rosemary sprig, stir and remove from heat. Let infuse for 5-10 minutes until desired taste is reached and then remove the rosemary sprig.
Step 3: To make one pomegranate vodka cocktail: To a cocktail shaker add rosemary simple syrup, pomegranate juice, vodka and a handful of ice and shake for about 20-30 seconds until the cocktail shaker is frosty. Strain into a cocktail glass like a coupe or martini glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with a sparkly rosemary sprig. Cheers & enjoy!
- Make the simple syrup ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!
- If you want to make this into a mocktail, mix together the pomegranate juice with the rosemary simple syrup and top with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling water or tonic.
- Make this into a batched cocktail in a pitcher by multiplying the recipe by how many people you’re having over; stir all ingredients together in a pitcher and pour into glasses for guests.
- Serve this cocktail in coupe or martini glasses with fresh rosemary for a festive touch!
Common questions about pomegranate cocktails with vodka
Do I need fresh pomegranates to make this cocktail?
All you need is pomegranate juice which you can find at most local grocery stores. If desired, you can use the pomegranate seeds (also known as pomegranate arils) from a fresh pomegranate for an extra cocktail garnish.
What if I can’t find pomegranate juice?
In a pinch you can substitute the pomegranate juice with cranberry juice. While it will obviously change the taste profile of this cocktail, it’s a great juice to use if you can’t find pomegranate juice during the holiday season as it can be quite popular.
Can I use pomegranate liqueur instead of pomegranate juice?
I don’t recommend using pomegranate liqueur in this cocktail; stick with the pomegranate juice as that is how this recipe has been tested with all of the other flavours.
This vodka cocktail is best enjoyed when you make it!
More cocktails for the winter holidays to love from the blog:
Pomegranate Vodka Cocktail with Rosemary Simple Syrup
For the rosemary simple syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
For one pomegranate vodka cocktail
- 1/2 oz rosemary simple syrup
- 4 oz pomegranate juice
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1-2 oz prosecco
Optional: sparkly rosemary garnish
- rosemary sprigs
To make the sparkly rosemary garnish
- To make a sparkly rosemary garnish simply run a rosemary sprig under a bit of water. Then, roll in sugar and set aside to dry.
To make the rosemary simple syrup
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add in the rosemary sprigs, stir and remove from heat. Let infuse for 5-10 minutes until desired taste is reached and then remove the rosemary sprigs.
To make one pomegranate vodka cocktail
- To a cocktail shaker add rosemary simple syrup, pomegranate juice, vodka and a handful of ice and shake for about 20-30 seconds until the cocktail shaker is frosty. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with a sparkly rosemary sprig. Cheers & enjoy!