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Pomegranate Old Fashioned

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As someone who appreciates a good cocktail, I wanted to share with you an Old Fashioned that is ready for spring. What sets this recipe apart from the classic version is the addition of pomegranate simple syrup, which adds a delicious fruity flavor and a touch of sweetness.

This Old Fashioned has a perfect balance of flavors, with the smokiness playing off the sweetness of the pomegranate syrup and the bitterness of the angostura-soaked seeds. The best part of the drink is the tangy bursts of pomegranate seeds at the bottom!

Pomegranate Old Fashioned

An Old Fashioned with a tangy flavor!
Prep Time10 minutes
Keyword: angostura, bitters, bourbon, Old fashioned, pomegranate, simpe, simple syrup
Servings: 1


  • 1 pot for making simple syrup
  • 1 heat resistent sealable container for storage cooled simple syrup
  • 1 Cocktail Muddler
  • 1 Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker
  • 1 Butane Torch


Pomegranate Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup muddle pomegranate seeds


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz pomegranate simple syrup
  • 1 handful pomegranate seeds
  • 3-4 dashes angostura bitters

Garnish & Smoke

  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1 pinch Rosemary or Bourbon Barrel Smoke Dust


Pomegranate Simple Syrup

  • Prepare pomegranate simple syrup. Combine ingredients in a pot. Let sugar dissolve and stir on medium heat for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool before pouring into a container or jar.
    1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1/4 cup muddle pomegranate seeds


  • Muddle pomegranate seeds with angostura bitters. Set aside.
    1 handful pomegranate seeds, 3-4 dashes angostura bitters
  • Prepare cocktail in a readied glass. Drop in as many pomegranate seeds as you'd like to the cocktail.
    2 oz bourbon, 1/2 oz pomegranate simple syrup

Garnish & Smoke

  • Place smoke dust in basekt, smoke. Remove smoker and garnish with rosemary sprig.
    1 rosemary sprig, 1 pinch Rosemary or Bourbon Barrel Smoke Dust

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