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Pomegranate Ginger Paloma | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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Are you ready for the return of Christmas Drink Saturday?!?! After many of you kindly took the time to comment and email me, asking for the return of the holiday drinks, I decided that Christmas Drink Saturday clearly needed to be brought back! This year I’m starting a week early, for two reasons.

Reason one: Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I think it just feels fitting to have a holiday drink for this big holiday too!

Reason two: When I sat down last weekend to plot out my holiday drinks, I was three over my limit. Yes, THREE. So I decided to throw in an extra drink that’s perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cool, cool! 🙂

To kick things off, I’m starting with one of my favorite drinks of the bunch. This Paloma is all things Holiday…and it’s perfection…fizzy, minty, gingery, full of sweet pomegranate, and um tequila too! Perfect drink to mix up for any holiday party. The simple syrup makes enough for at least four drinks, but can easily be doubled, or tripled, for a large batch of drinks. My special Christmas touch to these drinks though?

GINGER BEER.

It’s not traditional in Palomas, but it’s so much better than using club soda and adds a killer ginger flavor, which to me, just screams the holidays! Of course, if you prefer, you can obviously use club soda or anything with some fizz! Either way, these drinks are going to be delish! Bring on the holiday festivities!

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Pomegranate Ginger Paloma.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 1189 kcal

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Ingredients

Ginger Syrup

Paloma

  • crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/3 cup grapefruit juice
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 2-4 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 2-3 ounces tequila
  • ginger beer or sparkling water for topping

Instructions

Ginger Syrup

  • Bring 1/2 cup water, the honey and ginger to a boil over high heat. Once boiling simmer, 1-2 minutes and then remove from the heat. Add the mint, cover and steep 10-15 minutes. Strain out the ginger and mint. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Paloma

  • Fill your glass halfway with ice. Add the pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, syrup, and tequila. Stir to combine and then top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint. enjoy!
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Pitcher Style Pomegranate Ginger Paloma.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 10 drinks
Calories Per Serving: 205 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, ginger syrup, tequila, and pomegranate juice. Chill until ready to serve. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer.
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Cheers to the start of all things festive, fun…and boozy!

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  1. Hello! I’m making the Pomegranate Ginger Simple Syrup. I didn’t see the recipe for single serving of Pomegranate Ginger Paloma to write on tag on the jar. Can you send that recipe so I can fill out the little card? Thank you so much! Looking forward to gifting these! Robin

      1. Hello Tieghan!

        I just bought your first cookbook and my family and I are loving the recipes! I can’t wait to try this recipe, as Palomas are one of my favorite drinks and this variation looks fantastic. Where can I find the glasses that these drinks are photographed in?

  2. 5 stars
    These are SOOOOO GOOD!!!! Making them again tonight. Perfect for the holidays or for sitting by the pool in summer. They simple syrup is key. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    1. Hey Amy,
      Sure that would work! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you Tieghan for this great recipe! I bought the glasses and was planning on making this drink for my family at Christmas because it’s so festive looking. Since my husband and I could not travel for Thanksgiving, I got out the glasses and did a test run of the recipe. We both loved it! Made the quiet holiday at little more cheerful. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. 5 stars
    Mmmmmmm just made this and it’s delicious! As I’m typing I realized I forgot the club soda topper but oh well – still amazing! And soooo beautiful with a mint and Pom seed garnish. I have a full HBH menu this week and I can’t wait!

    1. HI! I would use orange juice. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and I hope you had Merry Christmas! Sorry my response is a bit late! xTieghan

  5. Hi! I’m trying to make this for a group of 25-27 guests. Can you please help me with the measurements it’s telling me I need over 200 mint leaves and 30 cups of honey. Please help!!

    1. HI! I would recommend the below measurements. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and Merry Christmas! xTieghan

      1 1/2 cups honey
      3 inches fresh ginger chopped
      1 cup mint leaves
      6 cups grapefruit juice
      1 1/2 cup lime juice
      1 1/2 cup ginger syrup or to taste, recipe above
      4 1/2 cups silver tequila, or to your liking
      12 cup pomegranate juice
      8 (12 ounce) ginger beer for topping (or sparkling water)

      1. Hi Tieghan –
        I saw the above message you sent to Elizabeth who was looking to scale up to 25 servings. I want to do the same thing for Thanksgiving. However, I am puzzled as I don’t understand how, for example, 1 1/2 cups of honey can suffice for 25 drinks, when the original 1 drink recipe says 1/2 cup. Other proportion also don’t seem to scale up properly.
        Can you confirm what the correct proportions would be for 25 servings?
        Thanks!

        1. Hey Merrill,
          The pitcher recipe makes 8 servings, so I would make 3 batches of that and follow all of the measurements as listed. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers! xTieghan

  6. I”m excited to try this for our neighborhood Christmas party. I have to make a large batch. Love the scaling recipe feature but notice that the ginger syrup is not included in the pitcher style recipe. Does it scale up equally to the rest of the ingredients. If so thats a lot of honey!!

    1. HI! How much honey is it scaling up to?

      The ginger syrup as listed should be used for the entire pitcher cocktail (so use the whole batch of syrup). Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and happy holidays! xTieghan

  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your beautiful cookbooks and recipes!!!!
    Quick question – can I make this with bourbon or would it not taste right? it’s pretty obvious that this would delish with Vodka….but really want to make a whisky punch! Thanks for your time!

    1. Hi!! Bourbon will be SOOOO delicious. Love this idea!! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and happy holidays! xTieghan

  8. I made this for a holiday party and it didn’t come out nearly as red. More brown. Most Lou Kelly the pomegranate juice was far too dark but I couldn’t find any other kind n

  9. Looks like such a fun and festive recipe. But puzzled that a single drink uses up all the ginger syrup recipe as that recipe includes 1/2 cup honey. Can’t imagine drinking 1/2 cup honey in a single cocktail–what am I missing??

    1. Hey Maureen, you only need 2-4 tablespoons of the syrup for 1 drink. Use 1/2 cup of the syrup for the pitcher version. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! xTieghan