Pomegranate Gimlets

Cookbook author and TV show host Ina Garten gives the classic gimlet recipe a modern twist. She says, "I like to serve these Pomegranate Gimlets with Fig & Cheese Toasts, which is simply toasted bread, spread with fig preserves and goat cheese; they take no time to make and they're sweet and savory with the cocktail. But even something simple like salted cashews is good in a pinch."

pomegranate gimlets
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups gin

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (6-8 limes), plus lime slices for garnish

  • ½ cup simple syrup (see Tip)

  • Pomegranate arils for garnish


  1. Place 6 martini glasses in the freezer and chill until frosted, at least 1 hour.

  2. Combine gin, pomegranate juice, lime juice and simple syrup in a large pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the drink mixture until the shaker is three-quarters full. Cover and shake for 15 seconds. Strain the mixture into the frozen martini glasses. Repeat with the remaining drink mixture, adding more ice to the shaker as necessary. Garnish with pomegranate arils and lime slices, if desired.


Tip: For simple syrup, combine 1 cup each granulated sugar and water in a small pan and heat just until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Refrigerate until cold. (Refrigerate for up to 1 month.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
26g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 23g
Added Sugars 17g 34%
Vitamin A 20IU 0%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Folate 14mcg 4%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 6mg 2%
Potassium 138mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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