Get in a festive mood with this Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail! Pomegranate juice is a lovely combination with non-alcoholic ginger beer for a tart, sweet, and peppery combination while fresh mint provides a refreshing flavor.
Why Make Pomegranate Mocktails?
This is one of my favorite recipes to make when friends come over. Traditionally mojitos are made with a simple syrup, mint, lime juice, and white rum. With this recipe, I find the pomegranate juice adds a tart flavor you'd get from the lime and the ginger beer brings extra sweetness (and spice). Of course people can add a shot of vodka or rum if they'd like, but I prefer to keep mine plain so I can enjoy cooking with a clear head!
Pomegranate Mocktails are perfect for:
- Thanksgiving and Christmas parties - pomegranates are in season!
- A baby shower or a pregnancy mocktail.
- People who are triggered by alcohol or those on a migraine diet.
- Anyone who enjoys a refreshing drink!
- Pomegranate Juice - Pom brand has an excellent one, but any pomegranate juice would work here. Even pom cherry juice would be acceptable.
- Pomegranate Arils - Usually these are found with fresh fruit in the grocery store in small packages. Pom is one brand. I find the best deal at Trader Joe's. You could also cut a fresh pomegranate and harvest the arils yourself!
- Ginger Beer - Of course I had to test the best ginger beers and which one you choose does affect the flavor overall. I recommend either Regatta or Fever Tree for this particular recipe.
- Sparkling Water / Soda Water - I like to go with a super fizzy sparkling water like Topo Chico, but just choose your favorite.
- Fresh Mint - This lends a light and refreshing mojito flavor.
- (Optional) Lime - A squeeze of lime would be great here, but can be left out for those in a migraine elimination period.
How to Mix
- To start making these pomegranate mojito mocktails, place the ingredients on a table.
- In a mixing glass, combine the pomegranate juice with 6-7 mint leaves and muddle together till you can smell the mint. You can use a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon. Top with sparkling water.
- Divide the pomegranate mint soda between 3-4 glasses. Add ice and then top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate arils and serve!
How to Make Mocktails for a Crowd
If you want to make this pomegranate mojito mocktail for more than 3-4 people, just scale up.
For 10-12 people you would need:
- 3 ¾ cups ginger beer
- 2 ¼ cups pomegranate juice
- 2 ¼ cups soda or sparkling water
- 2 packages of mint
You can make this recipe earlier in the day by combining the pomegranate juice with mint and storing next to the sparkling water and ginger beer. I recommend adding those before serving so they don't lose carbonation.
More Mocktail Recipes
- 3-4 short glasses or copper mugs
- ¾ cup pomegranate juice (unsweetened)
- 6-7 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- ¾ cup club soda or sparkling water
- 1 ¼ cups ginger beer
- pomegranate arils for garnish
- In a mixing glass, muddle mint leaves a few times with the pomegranate juice using a muddler or the back of a wood spoon. This helps to release the mint flavor. Add the club soda or sparkling water.
- Divide the pomegranate mixture among 3-4 glasses and fill with ice cubes. Top with ginger beer till full. Garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate arils.
- Nutrition facts are calculated using sweetened pomegranate juice, but I recommend using unsweetened, which would lower the calorie content quoted.
- Use a non-alcoholic ginger beer like Regatta or Fever Tree.
- See post on edits to make for a crowd.