Twelve Days of Christmas: Rosemary and Pomegranate Gin and Tonics

Time for all the holiday props

Time for all the holiday props

We love the holidays and enjoyed celebrating 12 Days of Christmas so much last year that we’ve decided to do it again this year, starting….. Now! Most of the recipes will focus on the season’s staples — booze and sugar. This drink was inspired by a white sangria with pomegranate and rosemary we saw over at Bakeaholic Mama.

While we’re listing ratios for two, it’d be an easy recipe to scale to size. Wouldn’t it look so pretty in a punch bowl? If you’re feeling like something a bit stronger, you can make a simpler cocktail by blending three parts of the pomegranate juice to one and a half parts of the gin.

To make your own pomegranate juice, remove the seeds from a pomegranate and place in a sealed plastic bag. Crush with a crab mallet or rolling pin. Pour through a strainer. One pomegranate should yield about 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup juice.

To make rosemary-infused gin cover two sprigs of rosemary with gin in a small bowl or measuring cup. (This should be about four ounces.) Let steep for 15 minutes.

Rosemary and Pomegranate Gin and Tonics

  • 1 oz rosemary-infused gin
  • 1/4 oz Lillet
  • 3/4 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • tonic water

Measure out the gin, Lillet, juice and simple syrup and pour into the bottom of a Collins glass. Throw in some ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with rosemary.

For those of you who missed last year’s Twelve Days of Christmas or just made too many of our cocktail recipes and don’t remember, here’s a rundown:

Roasted Chestnuts

Candy Cane Martini

Sugar Plums

Jack Frost Punch

Hazelnut Shooters


Butterscotch and Back-of-The-Bag Fudge

Brandied Hot Chocolate

Eggnog Pancakes

Pistachio Biscotti

Gingersnap Martinis

Christmas Eve Dinner

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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8 Responses to Twelve Days of Christmas: Rosemary and Pomegranate Gin and Tonics

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  2. Ooh this sounds good and looks so festive!

  3. niasunset says:

    seems so beautiful… 🙂 Want to drink! Thank you dear Rufus, love, nia

  4. Oh my god! I love love love gin and tonics. This looks PHENOMINAL!

  5. oh this looks so good. I made some Pomegranate Gin this summer and it awaits this cocktail I am sure!

  6. egg me on says:

    Wait – I’ve changed my mind. I’m asking Santa for this instead.

  7. Pingback: The Ghosts of Christmas Past | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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