A festive twist on a popular classic drink. Christmas Cosmopolitan is made with pomegranate juice, ginger beer (or ginger ale) for sweetness and, of course, vodka. This could be called a pomegranate ginger martini, but Christmas Cosmopolitan is a much more fun name.

Christmas Cosmopolitan in a glass garnished with fresh rosemary

 

Let’s talk about the vodka, I like Absolut Kurant with it’s black current flavor. It’s not sold everywhere, in fact, it’s hard to find but my local BevMo always has it. I like it on the rocks with a splash of cranberry and I think it works really well in this cosmo. If you can’t find it, any of your favorite vodka will work.

Christmas Cosmopolitan from overhead

To make a festive garnish, I took fresh sprigs of rosemary and poked a hole through with a toothpick then carefully threaded them onto the leaves of the rosemary. Fun!

A Christmas Cosmopolitan side view

Just because this is a Christmas Cosmopolitan, it can be served all month long and is perfect  for your New Years Eve party.

Yield: 4 drinks

Christmas Cosmopolitan

A Christmas Cosmopolitan with a stick of fresh rosemary

Christmas Cosmopolitan is made with pomegranate juice, ginger beer (or ginger ale) for sweetness and, of course, vodka. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (236 ml) vodka
  • 4 ounces (118 ml) ginger beer, or ale
  • 4 ounces (118 ml) pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces (59 ml) fresh lime juice
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Fresh pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  1. Fill a martini shaker with ice.
  2. Add all the ingredients and shake for 10 seconds.
  3. Pour into chilled martini glasses and garnish with rosemary sprigs.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

4 ounces

Amount Per Serving Calories 263Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 12mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 18gProtein 2g

Christmas Cosmopolitan is made with pomegranate juice, ginger beer (or ale) for sweetness and, of course, vodka.