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Spiced Bourbon Cocktail With Pomegranate Syrup

October 12, 2020
2 Ratings
Photo by Elliott Clark
Test Kitchen Notes

A season-ready sipper starring Basil Hayden's® bourbon and a few classic fall flavors, like cinnamon, pomegranate, and fresh rosemary.

This recipe is shared in partnership with Basil Hayden's®.

Basil Hayden's® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 40% Alc./Vol. ©2020 Kentucky Springs Distilling Co., Clermont, KY —The Editors

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 1 cocktail
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden's® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1/2 part cinnamon-pomegranate syrup
  • 1/2 part fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 part fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 dashes black walnut bitters
  • Cinnamon stick (for garnish)
  • Fresh rosemary sprig (for garnish)
  • For the cinnamon-pomegranate syrup:
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 5 cinnamon sticks, broken up into large pieces
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
In This Recipe
  1. For the cocktail:
  2. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a double rocks glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a sprig of rosemary.
  1. For the cinnamon-pomegranate syrup:
  2. Combine the pomegranate juice and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan on the stove. Bring to a light simmer to release the flavor from the cinnamon sticks.
  3. Add the granulated sugar, and gently stir to dissolve (do not bring to a boil). Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the syrup from the heat and allow it to cool. Strain out the cinnamon sticks and store the syrup in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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Elliott Clark, also known as the Apartment Bartender, is a well-respected tastemaker, cocktail creator, spirits writer, and photographer in the spirits industry. What started out as a hobby for making cocktails at home has developed into a full-blown career that takes Elliott all over the world mixing drinks for some of the world’s most notable brands, and making the world of spirits more accessible to the at-home cocktail enthusiast.