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Pomegranate Gin Smash

Course Cocktails
Keyword Christmas, Cocktails, Summer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1


  • Handful of pomegranate seeds, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/3 lime, cut into wedges
  • 5 mint leaves, plus an extra sprig for garnish
  • 45 ml Hendricks gin, or use your favourite
  • 15-20 ml sugar syrup, depending on your taste
  • Ice cubes and crushed ice


  1. To make sugar syrup, dissolve sugar in an equal amount of boiling water and allow cool. Stores indefinitely in the fridge.
  2. Fill a glass with crushed ice. Place a handful of pomegranate seeds, lime, mint leaves and sugar syrup into the glass of a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add gin and ice cubes and shake hard, until the shaker is too cold to touch.
  3. Double strain over crushed ice and garnish with extra pomegranate seeds and a mint sprig.