Pomegranate Old Fashioned

drinks love food old fashioned pomegranate recipe
food stylist
Helena Picone
Hallie Burton
prop stylist
Brooke Deonarine
recipe developer
Kelly Kubala

Makes 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz whiskey (Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey) 
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds, for serving
  • 1 each orange peel, for serving


  • If you prefer to have a slightly drier old fashioned, substitute the bourbon whiskey for rye.
In this twist on a classic old fashioned, pomegranate juice and seeds add an exciting sweet and tart element to this otherwise basic cocktail. Give this recipe a try even if you don't typically drink an old fashioned as the addition of pomegranate juice makes it a much more approachable cocktail. In this simple recipe, the cocktail is built in the same glass it is served in (we love less cleanup) and is stirred rather than shaken in order to minimize the dilution of the whiskey. An orange twist added for garnish compliments the pomegranate and makes this cocktail even more mouthwatering!


Step 1
Place 3 ice cubes in a rocks glass and pour bourbon, pomegranate juice, simple syrup, and angostura bitters over the ice. Using a spoon, stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds (this will also start to slowly dilute the whiskey).

Step 2
Hold orange peel over the glass and twist to release some of the natural oils from the peel (this will add a subtle citrus note to the cocktail). Drop the lemon peel into the glass for garnish. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds into the cocktail and enjoy!

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