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Witches' Brew Whiskey Sour #HalloweenTreatsWeek

This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. This is a sponsored event but all opinions are my own. This recipe contains alcohol and is intended for adults age 21 or more.

This witches' brew cocktail (aka, a pomegranate whiskey sour) features a deep red hue reminiscent of a magic potion.

Two glasses of witches' brew in front of a cocktail shaker.

What #HalloweenTreatsWeek is complete without a cocktail? This witches' brew is actually a pomegranate whiskey sour, a simple cocktail with only four ingredients.

Not a whiskey fan? Try my blood-red pomegranate margita, or my poisoned apple cider cocktail instead.

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This witches' brew cocktail uses only four ingredients: whiskey, lemon juice, grenadine and pomegranate juice.

Ingredients for a witches' brew whiskey sour: whiskey, lemon, grenadine and pomegranate juice.
  • Whiskey: whiskey sours are typically made with bourbon whiskey, one of the smoother types of whiskey.
  • Lemon juice: freshly squeezed. You'll need about two lemons to get the juice needed for two cocktails.
  • Pomegranate juice: I prefer to buy this bottled, as it's really messy and time-consuming to get it fresh from the pomegranate.
  • Grenadine: a sweetener that's also red in color, making the hue of this cocktail even deeper. Originally, grenadine was made from pomegranate juice, though most commercial manufacturers just use corn syrup and red food coloring.

See recipe card for quantities.


This is a really simple cocktail to make! Place all the ingredients (except pomegranate seeds) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a glass with fresh ice!

This drink is delicious when garnished with pomegranate seeds or a twist of orange peel.

A glass of pomegranate whiskey sour with a prop bottle of vampire blood.


If you know how to make the recipe fit a certain diet, let the reader know here. Don't fake it - only provide guidance on topics you have actual experience with.

  • Whiskey - instead of whiskey, you can use amaretto for an amaretto sour
  • Grenadine - you can use honey, agave syrup, or simple syrup
  • Pomegranate juice - you can use flavored pomegranate juice (like cran-promegranate or cherry pomegranate), or cherry juice.


This recipe doesn't take much equipment! Just some measuring implements, and a cocktail shaker.

Witches' brew cocktail being poured into an old-fashioned glass.


If you need a large batch of the witches' brew whiskey sours for a party, you can make a large batch of the cocktail ahead of time! Instead of shaking the mixture in a cocktail shaker, mix it in a large pitcher and store in the refrigerator in a tightly-sealed container until ready to serve. Give it a quick stir before serving over ice.

Top tip

To get the most juice out of your lemon, roll it on the cutting board a few times with the heel of your hand. If your lemon feels very firm, microwave it for 10 seconds on high before cutting and juicing it.

A glass of witches' brew whiskey sour next to a prop bottle of vampire blood.

Witches' Brew (Pomegranate Whiskey Sour)

Yield: 2 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This witches' brew cocktail (aka, a pomegranate whiskey sour) features a deep red hue reminiscent of a magic potion.


  • 4 fluid ounces whiskey
  • 2 fluid ounces freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 fluid ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon Grenadine syrup
  • Ice
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients except pomegranate seeds in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into two old-fashioned glasses filled with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 6gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g

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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