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. says

    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!

  2. Anne says

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

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