Friday Cocktail: Pomegranant Organge Fizz

1 Oct


Recipe and photo from

Notes: For the freshest flavor, use refrigerated pomegranate juice. For a nonalcoholic version of the drink, omit the vodka, replace the liqueur with fresh-squeezed orange juice, and increase the ginger ale to 5 cups. You can make the juice mixture up to 1 day ahead; chill airtight (you can freeze the vodka mixture at least 1 hour and up to 1 day). Prep time: about 10 minutes.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings


  • 5  cups  pomegranate juice (see notes)
  • 2 1/2  cups  vodka (I’d say the good stuff, like Belvedere)
  • 1/3  cup  orange-flavored liqueur (see notes)
  • 1/3  cup  fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2  cups  chilled ginger ale (see notes)


In a pitcher, combine pomegranate juice, vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, and fresh lime juice. Cover and chill until very cold, at least 1 hour (see notes). Just before serving, stir in ginger ale. Pour into ice-filled glasses. If desired, garnish glasses with thin orange slices.

I feel like I should tell you that they’re saying one cocktail is 248 calories. That’s reason enough for me to drink two.

Happy weekend!


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