If you like a mojito you are so going to love this pomegranate version which adds a stunning flavour dimension to the lime and mint.

pomegranate mojito

I love this cocktail because it’s not that sweet and is so easy to make. It’s literally a case of banging all the ingredients into a glass and giving them a good muddle and stir.

How to make a pomegranate mojito

pomegranate mojito

pomegranate mojito

pomegranate mojito

I know we are heading towards winter in Cape Town, but who doesn’t mind a refreshing drink at any time of the year? Pomegranates are in season at the moment (March to May), so it’s a good time to consider ways to turn this delicious fruit into tasty things. I’m rather a fan it has to be said, and these are a few of my favourite recipes with pomegranates:

pomegranate mojito

ps ~if you don’t want to look like you’ve been attacked by a wild animal after de-seeding and juicing a pomegranate, then click on the first two links for details

guacamole with pomegranate

pomegranate & ginger spritzer

pink swirl meringues with pomegranate syrup

roasted aubergine with harissa yoghurt & pomegranate

broccoli pilaf with pomegranate and almonds

pomegranate lemonade

pomegranate scones

how to make a pomegranate mojito

I also decided to make a little video to show you all how easy it’s done.


Pomegranate mojito

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1


1/2 a lime cut into 4 wedges

small handful of mint leaves (plus a sprig to garnish)

1 teaspoon sugar (add more if you like it sweeter)

1/4 cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed pomegranate juice

4560ml white rum (or depending on how strong you want it)

2 Tbsp pomegranate seeds

soda water to top up

about a cup of ice

a lime wedge to garnish


Put the lime, mint and sugar into a tall glass and muddle to release the juice and the flavour from the leaves.

Add the pomegranate juice, seeds & rum, and then add the ice. Stir.

Top the glass to the rim with soda water and stir again.

Garnish with a wedge of lime and a sprig of mint


  • Add more sugar if you prefer your cocktail a little sweeter.
  • To make it virginal, simply leave out the alcohol

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  1. Thank you Sam!!!! As with everything you do, this looks delicious. Can’t wait to try this one. Cheers!!!! cj

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