Pomegranate ginger whisky sour

This pomegranate ginger whisky sour is a vibrant sour cocktail for the winter months and winter holidays. This take on a classic cocktail skips the egg white but tis full of fresh seasonal flavors and is the perfect cocktail when you want something fresh and festive.

I made this delicious cocktail at 8:00 AM to have the best light to photograph in, and wow-ee I’ve been waiting for 5 PM ever since so that I can sip on it.

final shot of pomegranate ginger whisky sour, a whisky glass with pink hue cocktail inside with a lemon wedge garnish

What is a whisky sour?

A classic whiskey sour (or whisky) is two parts bourbon whiskey or rye, one part lemon juice, and one part simple syrup. In this step by step guide I’ll share how to make the pomegranate ginger syrup that will become a holiday favorite for years to come.

Ingredients in pomegranate ginger whisky sour

  • Pomegranate ginger syrup
  • Bourbon whisky
  • Lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish, or garnish of choice

Tools needed

  • A cocktail shaker
  • How to make this cocktail
  • Start by making your simple syrup

overhead shot of ingredients for pomegranate ginger whisky sour syrup, a cup of sugar, a lemon, a ginger root, and a cup of pomegranate juice on a white marble floor

How to make your pomegranate ginger syrup:

It is so simple, all you need is 1 cup of pomegranate juice to 1 cup of sugar, 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger. 

  • In a small saucepan over medium/high heat, heat the juice, sugar, lemon and ginger
  • Stir to dissolve the sugar and continue simmering gently for 5 minutes, reduce heat and let simmer on low for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let the liquid cool
  • Lastly, strain into a jar (with an airtight lid)

overhead shot of ingredients in pomegranate ginger whisky sour in a small sauce pan turning into syrup

How long will the syrup last for?

The syrup will last for one month in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

   woman's hands pouring a cocktail shaker into an empty whisky glass over ice  

How to make your pomegranate ginger whisky sour:

Now that you have your syrup, you can make this fine cocktail. 

You’ll measure your ingredients. The quantities listed below are for one cocktail. 

  • 2 oz bourbon whisky
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz pomegranate ginger simple syrup

Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Add in your whisky, lemon juice and syrup. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, and then pour into your glass over ice. Garnish with pomegranate jewels, a cinnamon stick, candied herbs or dehydrated orange slice, if desired. Serve immediately.

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The recipe

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Pomegranate ginger whisky sour

5 from 4 votes
This pomegranate ginger whisky sour is a vibrant sour cocktail for the winter months and winter holidays. This take on a classic cocktail skips the egg white but tis full of fresh seasonal flavors and is the perfect cocktail when you want something fresh and festive.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz bourbon whisky
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz pomegranate ginger simple syrup
  • Ice for cocktail and cocktail shaker

Instructions

  • Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Add in your whisky, lemon juice and syrup. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, and then pour into your glass over ice. Garnish with pomegranate jewels, a cinnamon stick, candied herbs or dehydrated orange slice, if desired.

Notes

Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g
Course: Drinks
Keyword: christmas cocktail, holiday cocktail, pomegranate ginger whisky sour, thanksgiving cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 117kcal
Author: sarah

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