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Pour a little holiday cheer this year with my Pomegranate Old Fashioned. This is a seasonal twist on a classic cocktail. It’s easy to make, tart, and a delicious sipping drink for the holidays.

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pomegranate old fashioned cocktail

An Old Fashioned is one of the six classic cocktails that every good bartender knows how to make expertly. According to “Cocktail Codex“, master these core cocktails and you’ll be able to create innumerable variations.

The six classic cocktails are the Old FashionedMartiniDaiquiriSidecar, Whiskey Old Fashioned, and Flip. In each drink, every ingredient falls into at least one category. First, core is the primary flavor. Then, balance enhances the core with sweetness, acidity, or both. Finally, seasoning adds another dimension and complements or contrasts with the core. (source)

Bourbon old fashioned with pomegranate juice


To make a classic Old Fashioned cocktail, you’ll muddle sugar with bitters and water then add whiskey. Next, garnish it simply with an orange slice and a cocktail cherry. Serve it traditionally in an old-fashioned glass. As well, this recipe has been recorded as far back as the 1800s.

Obviously, for my Pomegranate Old Fashioned, I added pomegranate juice. It really is so good!

Pomegranate is tart so mixing it with a little sugar and bourbon makes a delicious combination! As well, I recommend getting pure pomegranate juice, not a juice cocktail that’s mostly not pomegranate.

You’ll also want to try Aperol Sour.



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  1. Old Fashioned Whiskey Glass
  2. Bullet Glass (best ever!)
  3. Elite Cocktail Shaker Set
  4. Ice Cube Molds
  5. Classic cocktail rimmers
  6. Completely obsessed with these glasses and these!
  7. Rapid Beverage Chiller


  • Woodford Reserve
  • Makers Mark
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Knob Creek
red cocktail with pomegranate

Finally, please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

pomegranate old fashioned


A twist on a classic, this cocktail is tart with seasonal flavors.
Author: Paula
5 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 serving


  • 2 tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds plus more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoons coconut sugar or granulated sugar
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces Bourbon see post for recommendations
  • ice
  • orange slice and pomegranate seeds for garnish


  • Muddle the pomegranate seeds with the sugar and bitters in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  • Add the bourbon, juice, and ice to the shaker.
  • Shake well and strain into a glass with ice.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and pomegranate seeds


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing pomegranate old fashioned recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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