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Pomegranate Whiskey Smash

pomegranate whiskey smash cocktail

I’m super excited to share a recipe that’s close to my heart – the Pomegranate Whiskey Smash. It’s a fun, fruity twist on the classic whiskey smash, and I just know you’re gonna love it!

Tasting Notes

This drink is like a little party in your mouth. You’ve got the bold, warm taste of whiskey, mixed with the sweet and slightly tangy flavor of pomegranate. It’s a perfect balance that’ll make your taste buds dance.

Interesting Facts

Did you know that the whiskey smash has been around since the 1800s? And adding pomegranate to it gives this old classic a modern, fruity spin that’s just awesome.


  • 2 oz Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • A handful of Fresh Mint Leaves

Instructions: How to Make

  1. Muddle the Mint and Pomegranate: In a shaker, gently muddle the mint leaves and pomegranate seeds. Don’t smash them too hard – just enough to mix their flavors.
  2. Mix the Drink: Add whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake It Up: Fill the shaker with ice and shake it like you mean it, for about 20 seconds.
  4. Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. You can use a fine strainer if you don’t want seeds in your drink.
  5. Garnish: Add a few mint leaves or a lemon twist for that extra zing.

Pro Tips

  • Muddle Gently: You want to release the flavors, not tear the mint to bits.
  • Adjust to Taste: Like it sweeter? Add more syrup. More tangy? Squeeze in extra lemon.
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Choosing the Right Spirits

Any good-quality whiskey will do, but I prefer a smoother, more mellow whiskey for this drink. It lets the pomegranate shine.

More Similar Recipes or Variations

  • Raspberry Whiskey Smash: Swap out pomegranate seeds for raspberries.
  • Bourbon Peach Smash: Use bourbon and add fresh peaches for a Southern twist.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I use pomegranate juice instead of seeds?
    Sure, just use about 1 oz of juice.
  2. What if I don’t have simple syrup?
    You can quickly make it by boiling equal parts sugar and water until the sugar dissolves.

Additional Information

Remember, the key to a great drink is to enjoy the making as much as the drinking. Experiment, have fun, and always drink responsibly. Cheers! 🍹

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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