Add a festive touch to a classic cocktail with Pomegranate Whiskey Sour. This easy sipper is just what the holiday season called for.
The holiday season is officially in full swing. Thanksgiving is two days away and Christmas and Chanukah only 30 days after that. It’s a race to the end of the year.
You know what that means? You need a drink. Maybe two.
So let’s not make things complicated, you need an easy drink that you can mix up after work for yourself or batch up for a party. You need a classic drink with a festive touch and that’s exactly what this Pomegranate Whiskey Sour does.
There’s a reason why the whiskey sour has stood the test of time all these years, it’s easy drinking with a nice whiskey punch. It’s a drink your mom will have even when you think she can’t stand the smell of whiskey.
Sweet and sour and comprised of ingredients that are already in your pantry. Can it get any easier?
For this go around I went ahead an added a splash of pomegranate juice to the mix. It gives a lovely holiday hue to the drink plus an extra dose of sour to our cocktail.
Go on and mix up a drink for yourself to get through the holiday madness or add it to your cocktail menu this season. This is one drink that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
- 2 ounces bourbon or rye
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce 100% pomegranate juice (no sugar added)
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- club soda (optional)
- pomegranate arils for garnish
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the bourbon, lemon juice, pomegranate juice and simple syrup. Shake well to mix.
- Fill a collins or old fashioned glass with ice and pour the cocktail over topping with pomegranate arils, finish with a splash of club soda if desired.
- Makes 1 cocktail