Get in a festive mood with these Pomegranate Mocktails! 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.
Best of all, pomegranate juice is known for brain health benefits, and the sugar content here is cut with sparkling water. This achieves a flavorful mocktail that's not too sweet, and you can feel good about sipping on all night long!
You'll love these pomegranate mocktails because they pair well with any holiday dinner, like stuffing balls and roast chicken. They can also be made for a crowd! I'll show you how below.
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, while 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!
Believe it or not, your mocktail can have amazing health benefits. Here are a few that these pomegranate ginger mocktails provide.
- Pomegranate - full of antioxidants, has been showed to aid brain health by improving memory recall. Bet you didn't ever think your mocktail would help your memory!
- Ginger - Non-alcoholic ginger beers made with real ginger can actually aid with migraine attacks, headaches, and nausea.
Ingredients for a Ginger Pomegranate Mocktail
- Pomegranate Juice - Pom brand has an excellent one, but any pomegranate juice would work here. I used Trader Joe's. 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, Central Market Light, 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 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
- Prep the ingredients - To start making these pomegranate mocktails, place the ingredients on a table.
- Muddle the mint and pomegranate juice - 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.
- Pour the soda - Divide the pomegranate mint soda between 3-4 glasses. Add ice and then top with ginger beer.
- Garnish - Top with fresh mint and pomegranate arils and serve!
How to Make Mocktails for a Crowd
If you want to make this ginger pomegranate 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
If serving these pomegranate mocktails for a party, use wine glasses or moscow mule mugs. Add in some extra mint or fresh pomegranate arils.
You can substitute pomegranate juice with tart cherry or cranberry juice. If using cranberry juice, you can also switch up the herbs with rosemary and add fresh cranberries to the top.
Muddle the herbs and juice together and then strain into a jar. Pour and mix with the sodas juice before serving. Add ice and garnish!
More Mocktail Recipes
If you think these pomegranate mocktails look good, you'll love these other non-alcoholic drink recipes too!
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- 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 ice and stir. 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 and stir one more time. Garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate arils.
- I recommend using unsweetened pomegranate juice.
- Use a non-alcoholic ginger beer like Regatta or Fever Tree.
- See post on edits to make for a crowd.
so thankful to have a delicious nonalcoholic option for friends and family (with or without migraine)! Delicious and festive!
Thank you!! I'm drinking these today too. 🙂
Lynn Bosam says
Delicious and refreshing and i loved how easy it was to make. I used fever tree and turned out great.