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Pomegranate Ginger Whiskey Sour

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This pomegranate ginger whiskey sour cocktail is like autumn in a glass. It's easy enough to make any weeknight, but fancy enough for any holiday!

A glass of pomegranate ginger whiskey sour on a white background

I've made a couple of variations on the classic whiskey sour in the past, and this is another one. I love autumn cocktails that contain fall spices. But before we talk cocktails, let's talk Flavors of Fall prize packs!

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A cocktail shaker, a bottle of whiskey, an empty cocktail glass, and an ounce of pomegranate juice on a wooden board

So. This cocktail. The classic whiskey sour consists of whiskey, lemon juice and sugar. Sometimes an egg white (but then it's called a Boston Sour). I'm ... not a fan of raw egg in my drink. I leave it out.

This pomegranate whiskey sour variation uses a ginger-flavored simple syrup in place of the sugar, and adds a splash of pomegranate juice. Pomegranate juice is both sweet and tart, and pairs well with both the whiskey and the ginger. It also turns the cocktail a beautiful shade of dusky pink.

Pomegranate ginger whiskey sour being poured into a glass with ice

Once made, the syrup will keep for about two weeks in the refrigerator. After that, the cocktail is super simple to make. It can be enjoyed on any regular night of the week, but the cocktail is also fancy enough to be served at a holiday meal, since pomegranates are in season until after the New Year.

This pomegranate ginger whiskey sour cocktail is like autumn in a glass. It's easy enough to make any weeknight, but fancy enough for any holiday!

If you can't find pomegranate juice (my grocery store stocks it in the produce section, along with the fresh juices, kombucha, and smoothies), you can substitute cranberry juice instead, but it won't taste exactly the same.

Or, you could mix it up by making different flavored simple syrups. Pomegranate pairs well with cinnamon (use about 3 sticks in place of the sliced ginger).

Pomegranate Ginger Whiskey Sour

Pomegranate Ginger Whiskey Sour

Yield: 4 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This pomegranate ginger whiskey sour cocktail is like autumn in a glass. It's easy enough to make any weeknight, but fancy enough for any holiday!


For the ginger syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • ⅜ cup sugar
  • 4 oz fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

For the drink

  • 8 oz whiskey
  • 8 oz pomegranate juice
  • 4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice


  1. Make the syrup: place the sugar and water in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the ginger and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and let the syrup cool. Strain the mixture, discard the ginger, and transfer the syrup to a sealable bottle. Store in the refrigerator if not using immediately.
  4. Make the cocktails: fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the whiskey, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and 2 oz of the ginger syrup. Shake for 30 seconds, then divide into cocktail glasses filled with fresh ice. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g

I am not a certified nutritionist. This nutrition information is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only.

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Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

Here’s what we made for Friday:

Cold Brew Pumpkin Spice Latte by Palatable Pastime
Pomegranate Ginger Whiskey Sour by The Redhead Baker
Slow Cooker Spiked Apple Cider by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Vanilla Caramel Apple Latte by Blogghetti

Pecan Cinnamon Rolls by Red Cottage Chronicles
Pumpkin Spice Praline Pecan Scones with Maple Coffee Glaze by Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Pie Pecan Butter by Daily Dish Recipes
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Buns by Love and Confections

Air Fryer Butternut Squash by Crumb Top Baking
Eggplant Rolantini by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Roasted Fall Veggies Tacos by Our Good Life

Bourbon Pecan Pie Affogato by Books n' Cooks
Butter Pecan Macaron by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Caramel Apple Autumn Spice Parfait by The Freshman Cook
Easy Pecan Tarts by Everyday Eileen
Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting by Sweet Beginnings
Sweet Potato Dutch Baby by Jolene's Recipe Journal

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