Pomelo Cocktail

prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher

Pomelo means grapefruit in Spanish.  A classic combo… grapefruit juice and vodka along with a few other friendly ingredients makes for an extremely refreshing cocktail.  The syrup can be made 1 day ahead of time.  

Size: makes 6

7 tbsp water
5 tbsp pomegranate juice
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp honey
1 1/2 cups vodka
3/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
18 fresh mint leaves plus 6 sprigs for garnish
Ice cubes


Bring first 4 ingredients to boil in small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Cool.  Can be made 1 day ahead… cover and refrigerate.

Combine pomegranate mixture, vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and mint leaves in large pitcher.  Fill pitcher with ice.  Stir vigorously.  Strain drink into Martini glasses.  Garnish each glass with mint sprig and serve.

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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ


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