Heres #2 of 10 cocktails I will be sharing with you, all made with Double Dutch tonics from their Explorer pack – a mixed case of tonics so you never have to drink dull!
If you like pomegranate, you will love this one! It has pomegranate in both the gin and tonic plus the garnish, so it’s super charged! And seeing as it is often considered to be a superfood, it’s got to count as one of your five a day… right?
For the base of this cocktail I used Edinburgh Gin Pomegranate and Rose Liqueur. I’ve been asked in the past, what mixer to put with pomegranate and rose gin? Well, here’s the answer right here! I’ve enjoyed this versatile gin with prosecco, a good quality lemonade as well as various tonics, the flavour combinations you can concoct are immense. However, this little number is a winner in my opinion.
The gin liqueur is delicately sweetened with a floral aroma and reminds me a little of turkish delight. When this is mixed with the pomegranate and basil tonic it really brings out the flavours of the cocktail. The sweetness of the pomegranate, the delicate, fragrant rose with a hint of pepper from the basil all work together to create a fantastic flavour combination.
Remember to tear or bruise a couple of the basil leaves for the garnish before putting them in the glass to intensify the taste.
I use pomegranate seeds as a garnish in this cocktail. A lot of people hate separating the seeds, so here’s some handy tips on how to separate the seeds from a pomegranate:
Try separating the seeds over a bowl of water. The seeds sink to the bottom and the pulp floats to the top making it easy to scoop away the inedible part of the fruit and salvage the seeds.
Another way is to freeze the pomegranate whole and then separate the seeds. You can also slice it this way and the pomegranate acts as a great icy garnish to your cocktail.
You can also cut the fruit in half and score the outside of the pomegranate with a knife, smack the rind with a spoon over a bowl and the majority of the seeds will fall out. You may need to pick the deeply embedded ones out though.
How to make the perfect pomegranate gin cocktail
- 50ml Endinburgh Gin Pomegranate and Rose gin Liqueur
- Double Dutch Pomegranate and Basil Tonic
- Pomegranate and Basil to Garnish
- Place the ice into a gin glass.
- Pour in the gin.
- Fill with pomegranate and basil tonic.
- Garnish with a sprig of basil and pomegranate seeds.
So, what are you waiting for? Get super charged with your superfood pomegranate in this enjoyable gin and tonic.
Hurtling in to my 40’s this is me sharing my life through a passion for food and drink... especially gin! Previously, I am Emily was a thriving design and marketing business that was merged with Creed Marketing in 2019 – not wanting to let go of a 10 year following the brand has edged in to the world of blogging. Follow my journey at iamemilyuk.