Why we love this rosemary pomegranate gin sour
Taking a note from my Thanksgiving sangria – infused with rosemary simple syrup and pomegranate juice – this cocktail is perfect for celebrating the holidays.
It’s vibrant and full of flavor, while still being subtle enough for even gin-haters to enjoy. At least, that’s the hope.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Gin – I used Fieldnotes gin for this recipe, but you can use your favorite gin. Try to
- Pomegranate juice – Buy a bottle and call it a day. No one has time to make their own.
- Lemon juice – This could be swapped for lime juice. Just make sure it’s fresh squeeze!
- Rosemary simple syrup – you can definitely skip making your own and use a classic simple syrup, but the rosemary syrup gives this cocktail its festive vibe.
How to make a rosemary pomegranate gin cocktail
Dry shake. Add your ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake vigorously to allow the egg white to create foam.
Shake with ice. Next, add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake again until well chilled.
Garnish and serve. Strain cocktail into a chilled coupe glass and allow cocktail foam to settle and form a nice thick layer on the top of your drink. Then, garnish with fresh rosemary.
Everything you need to know about a gin sour cocktails
The main difference is the fizz – a gin fizz will have the addition of soda water making it slightly lighter and effervescent. A gin sour will contain mostly the same ingredients without seltzer, making the gin sour a silkier and smoother cocktail than the fizz.
To classify a cocktail as a “sour” it should include a few main components – a liquor or spirit, an acidic citrus juice and a sweetener. Most recipes for sour cocktails will contain 2 parts liquor to 1 part acid and 1 part sweetener, leaving you with a perfectly balanced sour cocktail.
A homemade simple syrup will last up to a month when stored properly, refrigerated in a clean, airtight container. If you are using a store bought simple syrup always follow package instructions for storage.
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- 2 ounces gin
- 1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 3/4 ounce rosemary simple syrup
- 1 egg white or aquafaba (optional)
- For garnish: fresh rosemary
- Add cocktail ingredients to a shaker. Cover and dry shake for about 30 seconds.
- Remove lid, add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake again until well chilled.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass and all foam to settle on top.
- To serve: garnish with a small sprig of fresh rosemary.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Gin
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 212
- Sugar: 16.5 g
- Sodium: 59.3 mg
- Fat: 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 17.3 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 3.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Last Updated on November 13, 2023 by Melissa Belanger
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