Pomegranate Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Jump to Recipe ⬇️

Pomegranate Negroni Nutrition Facts





Alcohol content:15%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 16, 2024


The Pomegranate Negroni is a modern twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, which has been enjoyed for over a century. The traditional Negroni, with its equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, is known for its balance of bitterness and sweetness. The addition of pomegranate juice adds a fruity complexity and a touch of tartness that complements the herbal notes of the gin and the bitterness of the red bitter liqueur.

  • The Negroni was first created in Florence, Italy, in 1919, at Caffè Casoni.
  • The Pomegranate Negroni is a favorite among those who appreciate a classic cocktail with a fruity twist.
  • It's a perfect aperitif and is often enjoyed before dinner to stimulate the appetite.

How Pomegranate Negroni Tastes?

The Pomegranate Negroni offers a harmonious blend of sweet, tart, and bitter flavors. The pomegranate juice introduces a refreshing tartness, while the gin provides a crisp botanical backdrop. The red bitter liqueur imparts a deep bitterness that is balanced by the slightly sweet and floral notes of the aromatized wine. Overall, it's a complex, full-bodied cocktail with a lingering finish.

Interesting facts about Pomegranate Negroni

  • The Negroni is said to have been invented when Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin instead of soda water.
  • Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and have been celebrated for their health benefits throughout history.
  • The Pomegranate Negroni can be served as a festive drink during the holiday season due to its vibrant red color and the pomegranate's association with prosperity and abundance.


A few good options for Pomegranate Negroni are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

Learn everything on which Gin to choose

London Dry Gin

The backbone of many classic cocktails, London Dry Gin adds a crisp botanical complexity. 1 oz keeps the juniper and other spices in check—any more, and we risk turning this into a gin parade! Skip the gin and the drink loses its spirit... quite literally.

Alex Green

Red Bitter Liqueur

Balances the gin's botanicals with its own bitter-sweet symphony. This is where that characteristic Negroni bitterness originates. Without it, you'd have a fruity gin spritz—that's not a Negroni, my friend.

Emma Rose

Aromatized Wine

It's the middle ground, the mediator. Usually, it's vermouth, and it adds herbal notes that bridge the gin and bitter liqueur. Forget this and you'll miss out on a layer of depth—and harmony in your drink.

Mary Mitkina

Pomegranate Juice

The twist in this tale! It adds a tart sweetness and a beautiful color. A fluid ounce is the sweet spot: any more, and it overpowers, any less, it's just a wallflower. Pomegranate juice is key to this drink's identity—literally its namesake!

Alex Green

Orange Bitters

The zest to our fest! A couple of dashes uplift the entire drink with its citrus subtleties. They're like a secret ingredient that makes people go, "Hmm, what's that?" Leave it out, and it's like flat soda—lacking pep!

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Pomegranate Negroni Drink

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Pour 1 oz of London Dry Gin, 1 oz of Red Bitter Liqueur, 1 oz of Aromatized Wine, and 1 oz of Pomegranate Juice into the mixing glass.
  3. Add 2 dashes of Orange Bitters.
  4. Stir all ingredients until well-chilled.
  5. Strain the mixture into an ice-filled glass, preferably over a large ice cube.
  6. Garnish with an orange twist or a few pomegranate seeds.

Pro Tips

  • For a more pronounced pomegranate flavor, consider muddling a few fresh pomegranate seeds in the mixing glass before adding the other ingredients.
  • Chill the glass before serving to keep the cocktail colder for longer.
  • When garnishing with an orange twist, express the oils over the drink to add an extra layer of aroma.

Perfect Pairings

Cheese & Charcuterie

A Pomegranate Negroni pairs splendidly with a range of cheeses, particularly aged Parmesan and gorgonzola. The bitterness from the liquors complements the sharpness of hard cheeses, while the sweetness from the pomegranate juice can balance out the saltiness of cured meats like prosciutto.


Boldly flavored starters such as bruschettas topped with rich ingredients like goat cheese and fig or olive tapenade are great counterparts to this cocktail. The complex flavors of the cocktail cut through the richness of the appetizers.


Look no further than dark chocolate-based desserts or a tangy lemon tart. The bitterness and slight sweetness of the pomegranate negroni can cut the richness of chocolate or complement the tartness of citrus-based sweets.

🍹 Discover the Top 50 All-Time Recipes! 🍹

Enter your email, and we'll send the exclusive list straight to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously

What you could change in Pomegranate Negroni

  • Gin: If Hayman's London Dry Gin is not available, any high-quality London Dry Gin can be used as a substitute.
  • Red Bitter Liqueur: Campari or Aperol can be used if Strucchi Red Bitter Liqueur is not at hand, though they will alter the flavor profile slightly.
  • Aromatized Wine: In place of Lillet Blanc, Cocchi Americano or Dry Vermouth can be used, adjusting the sweetness if necessary.

Explore all drinks starting with P here

And of course - twists🍹

Rosé Negroni

Swap out the aromatized wine for a dry rosé wine, and viola—a summer-ready sip! It's fruitier and more floral, and perfect for those garden parties.

Sparkling Pomegranate Negroni

Top the drink with a splash of prosecco after stirring in the ingredients. Now it's a celebration in a glass, with a bubbly personality to boot!

Hibiscus Pomegranate Negroni

Steep hibiscus tea in hot water, let cool, and use it in place of the aromatized wine. This adds a tart, floral note that'll make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation, without the sunburn.

In case you forgot basics how to make Pomegranate Negroni

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

Learn everything on how to stir

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

Learn everything on garnishing

Find the cocktail you'd love!

If you want to drink something else - you can use our AI-augmented search to find the best cocktail for you!
Completely free!

Frequently Asked Questions on Pomegranate Negroni

Can I use a different type of juice in place of pomegranate juice?

While pomegranate juice provides a unique tartness to the cocktail, you can experiment with other juices like cranberry or cherry juice for a different flavor profile.

What type of ice is best for serving a Pomegranate Negroni?

For a Pomegranate Negroni, large ice cubes or a single ice sphere are recommended as they melt slower, reducing dilution and keeping your cocktail cold and strong.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Pomegranate Negroni?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version can be made by using non-alcoholic gin, a non-alcoholic aperitif, and non-alcoholic aromatized wine substitutes.

When is the best time to drink a Pomegranate Negroni?

The Pomegranate Negroni is an aperitif, so it's ideal to enjoy it before a meal to help stimulate the appetite.

How can I achieve a perfectly balanced Pomegranate Negroni?

Balancing the cocktail involves precise measurements of the ingredients and adjusting to taste, ensuring not to overpower the delicate balance of sweet, tart, and bitter.

Can the Pomegranate Negroni be batched for a party?

Absolutely! You can pre-mix larger quantities of the ingredients and store the mixture in the refrigerator. Serve over ice with garnish when ready to drink.

More similar recipes to Pomegranate Negroni!

Explore new cocktails you'd love!

Please rate this recipe