I love pomegranate and I love rye whiskey. As it turns out they’re really good together! Because cocktails with pomegranate juice are becoming so popular I thought it’d make for a great spin on the classic Blood & Sand.
The Blood & Clay was born!
In a shaker combine:
- 1 oz Rittenhouse Rye
- 1 oz Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
- or 1 oz pomegranate juice & a splash of simple syrup works if you don’t have access to Pama!
- 0.5 oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth
- 0.5 oz Dubonnet Rouge
- 1 oz Freshly squeezed Orange juice
Add ice and shake. Strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds or a chunk of pomegranate. If pomegranates are out of season where you’re at an orange peel will do the trick just fine!
Cheers! I hope you enjoy cocktails with pomegranate juice & whiskey as much as I do!