Pomegranate Rickeys

Pomegranate Rickeys | From My Sweet Heart

Create a festive twist on the more classic lime rickeys by making your own pomegranate syrup!


Makes 8 fizzy and fun cocktails.


  • 1 cup of 100% pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of gin
  • 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 cups of chilled seltzer water
  • Ice cubes
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish

To make the pomegranate syrup, combine the juice and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. (This can be made in advance and stored in your fridge the way you would a simple syrup.)  Stir constantly for 2 minutes or until sugar has dissolved.  Raise the heat slightly and bring to a boil for about another 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat and refrigerate until cool. 

To prepare the cocktails, for each drink, combine 2 Tablespoons of pomegranate syrup, 2 Tablespoons of gin, and 1 Tablespoon of lime juice in each of 8 tall glasses. Stir gently.  Fill the glasses to the top with ice cubes.  Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds over the cubes.  You can also add them at the end, but I found that they ‘hung’ around better because they got caught in between the cubes.  Slowly pour in 6 oz of chilled seltzer.  Serve immediately! (These are equally pretty when they have been fully stirred!)

This is a fun twist on a classic…so it makes sense to enjoy this while viewing this fun clip on one of my favorite singers, Nina Simone….singing one of her all time classics!  Enjoy!


  1. These drinks are so pretty Anne! Wow.. look at the layers…simply gorgeous!! I love all the ingredients.. cheers!! :)

  2. Oh my… these are gorgeous!!!

  3. Anne, this drink is so fun! And what a great song. Nothing like classic favorites!

  4. These drinks are so pretty, the picture of them is what made me click on the link! So glad I did, the recipe sounds delicious and refreshing, love it!

  5. What a beautiful drink, Anne! And I happen to have a big bowl of pom seeds sitting in my fridge right now!

  6. My oldest brother’s name is Rick, so when we were little we started a family tradition of drinking lime rickey’s for NewYear’ Eve. I do it now with my kids, but I like ths version way better!

  7. I love making my own simple syrup but I’ve never made pomegranate. This syrup and cocktail looks delicious! Love the music~!

  8. What a gorgeous photo! These look “almost” too good to drink! I recently learned that I love pomegranates so this may have to go in the file.

  9. Oh Oh Oh, its so gorgeous with the pomegranates flowing on top.

  10. Ha-ha… I’m still aglow from watching Nina Simone… she is spectacular, isn’t she?! Loved it!!

    You captured such a great shot of your pomegranate rickeys Anne – the different layers of colour – so distinct – and the seeds suspended in the center – bravo! That’s not easy to do. What a fun and festive cocktail!

  11. These are gorgeous, almost too pretty to drink! I bet they go so well with your yummy crackers!

  12. Those drinks look spectacular – I am going to have to keep this recipe on hand for Christmas time! Thanks!

  13. These are just gorgeous. I love how pretty they are.

  14. Anne – these drinks are so fun! I love Pomegranates, and drinks with POM are the best!! I have a Champagne one that my family makes, that I love. I am going to have to try these one too – perfectly festive!

  15. Oh my! These are so gorgeous! Love the colors!

  16. Hey thanks everyone! Also….these look pretty as they get mixed up, too! And they taste better than they look! Cheers! : )

  17. These are beautiful! Pomegranates are the perfect colour for Christmas and I think I could drink way too many of these :)

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