Fresh Cranberries, cooked down and pureed with Pomegranate juice and fresh Mint then topped with bourbon, make a festive Holiday Pomegranate Cranberry Mint Julep!
Okay, Okay! I know you’ve probably done all your Thanksgiving shopping and have zero desire to go to the store for anything else, but I just had to share one last cocktail with you before the holiday…because, really..what are the holidays without a few good drinks? That’s what I thought.
You might see the word Julep and run..no worries, if you’re not a fan of Bourbon, sub it out with Silver Rum or Vodka, both equally delicious! I’m a huge fan of the vodka myself. But I just couldn’t help but add bourbon to this one…for some reason it just screams Holidays and Thanksgiving to me! And while this drink looks super duper Christmas-y…that was totally not my intention and didn’t realize it until I was really throwing it together.
SO if you don’t share a few of these on Turkey day, save it/pin it, for all the upcoming Christmas Parties! It’s so pretty and festive, not to mention a very tasty spirit. looooove it.
Pomegranate Cranberry Mint Julep
Fresh Cranberries, cooked down and pureed with Pomegranate juice and fresh Mint then topped with bourbon, make a festive Holiday Julep!
- 1/2 cup Pomegranate Juice
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves (plus extra for garnish, optional)
- 1 Tablespoon agave nectar
- 4 ounces bourbon
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add the pomegranate juice, cranberries, and mint leaves.
- Stirring often, bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to medium. The cranberries will start to pop!
- Cook for about 5 minutes until all the cranberries have popped and are softened.
- Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor. Add the agave and puree until smooth.
- Fill two rocks glasses to the top with ice. Divide the bourbon between the two glasses, pour the pom-cran mixture over the liquor, filling to the top of the glass.
- Mix the cocktail, garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy!
If you're not a fan of bourbon, you could totally sub it out with either vodka or silver rum!
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Method adapted from How Sweet Eats