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Pomegranate Lime Mint Julep Punch! Perfect for your kentucky Derby party! drinks | easy recipe | Bourbon | mint | #swirlsofflavor
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Pomegranate Lime Mint Julep Cocktail

Pomegranate Lime Mint Julep Cocktail! Bursting with Bourbon and fresh flavors and perfect for your Kentucky Derby party!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Bourbon cocktail, mint julep cocktail
Servings: 8
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves , chopped
  • 4 lime slices , about 1/4″ thick
  • 1 1/2 cups Bourbon
  • 1 cup 100% Pomegranate juice , such as POM Wonderful
  • ice
  • 5 cups chilled ginger ale
  • mint sprigs , for garnish
  • lime slices , for garnish


  • In small saucepot over medium-high heat bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until sugar is dissolved and mixture is clear. Remove from heat.
  • Add chopped mint and lime slices to simple syrup. Let stand 1 hour until cooled.
  • Strain, discarding mint and lime. Chill syrup until ready to use.
  • In large pitcher combine prepared simple syrup, Bourbon and Pomegranate juice.
  • Just before serving add ice and ginger ale.
  • Garnish with additional fresh mint and lime slices.


Makes 8 cups.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Make recipe with lemon lime soda
  • Add orange slices
  • Use your favorite fruit juice in place of the pomegranate juice


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg