Entertaining and The Moscow Pom Cocktail Recipe

We host Christmas Eve dinner at our house, and this year I tried to come up with a new drink to serve. We also have wine, and basic bar drinks, but I thought it would be fun to make something and have my guests give it a name. The winner is: The Moscow Pom Cocktail. 

Moscow Pom Cocktail

A fun recipe for a Moscow Pom Cocktail.

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Similar to the Moscow Mule, this one is made with vodka and seltzer, but instead of the ginger beer it it flavored with pomegranate syrup, giving it a sweet and tart flavor and a nice festive color.

This fun concoction was named a Moscow Pom Cocktail from our family dinner.

It seems like everyone loves the flavor of pomegranate, and some even call it a super food. If you search the net, you will find studies stating that pomegranates help with prostate cancer, heart disease and even some say it strengthens bones. I’m not sure that this syrup quite qualifies but I do like the idea.

This fun cocktail idea was named a Moscow Pom by the group.

Vodka was our choice liquor for this cocktail. Leave it out for a Virgin Moscow Pom, or substitute it with another clear alcohol, such as gin, or tequila.

Print out a sheet with the cocktail recipe and have your friends name it.

The fun part of creating a new cocktail is having others name it. Above is a pic of the recipe. We taped it to the bar cabinet, and let anyone, write a name for the concoction. My brother in law thought it could use a shot of heat,  so he added Tabasco. The name Moscow Pom came from my husband, who is a big Moscow Mule fan. We decided that it’s a lot like a Moscow Mule, with pomegranate syrup instead of ginger beer.

Purchase a pomegranate simple syrup online for this Moscow Pom Cocktail recipe

You can purchased this pomegranate syrup online. It comes equipped with a pump and a booklet of interesting recipes.

Use colored sugar to rim the glass of this Moscow Pom Cocktail

For added fun, pick up some colored sugar, and rim the lip of your glass.  This can easily be found at the grocery store in the baking aisle.

Just another easy, creative bit of entertainment to enjoy with your family and friends.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. I love Pomegranates and as soon as they are in season I purchase them like some people buy oranges. Love to sit, peel and one by one take out those luscious morsels. Its a great deal of work but so worth it. I would be so dangerous with a bottle of the syrup in the house, as I would be pumping it on everything. These sounds delicious and I can’t wait to make these for my daughters but will have to use gin instead of vodka as youngest is allergic to it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Sandra,

      I also love sitting and eating pomegranates while watching TV. It’s a lot better for me than ice cream and since it takes so long to eat I’m usually satisfied. I’m sure gin will be great or even a little champagne as you ring in the New Year.
      Thanks for stopping by,

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