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Pomegranate and Beet Gin Cocktail

This post was originally published here February 11, 2016. I’ve since updated the text and photographs. Cheers!

Here we are right smack dab in the middle of that weird week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Where nobody knows what day it really is. Or whether or not we’re supposed to be “working”. And we’re all still eating Christmas cookies for dinner.

I myself have been feeling a little demotivated the past couple of days. But I’ve mustered up the energy to talk about this Pomegranate and Beet Gin Cocktail. Because I think it’s one you might want to try for New Year’s Eve.

It’s dead simple to make. Tastes a little bit earthy. Has both sweet and bitter notes. And it’s a sexy, sultry shade of red. So basically what I’m saying is that this Pomegranate and Beet Gin Cocktail is the best way to say goodbye to 2020.

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This cocktail has just four simple ingredients: pomegranate juice, beet juice, gin and Campari. And it’s garnished with a twist of orange peel. You might be thinking “hey, this sounds similar to a Negroni”. And you’d be right. That was my initial inspiration for this cocktail. My version doesn’t pack as much of a punch as a traditional Negroni. But I think that’s kind of a good thing. Especially on New Year’s Eve, when you have to try and last until midnight! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m usually falling asleep after two drinks!

And don’t fret. You don’t need a fancy juicer to make this cocktail. You should be able to find both pomegranate juice and beet juice in and/or near the refrigerated section of your grocery store. Check next to the other juices and bottled smoothies.



Pomegranate and Beet Gin Cocktail

Pomegranate and Beet Gin Cocktail

At a Glance:
Yield: Serves 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup beet juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin (I used Hendrick’s)
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 2-inch strip of orange peel


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the orange peel to a shaker with ice. Shake briefly to combine. Then strain into a glass with ice. 
  2. Twist the orange peel over the glass, releasing some of the oils. Then drop the orange peel into the cocktail. Enjoy immediately.

32 comments on “Pomegranate and Beet Gin Cocktail”

  1. Just the color of this gorgeous cocktail makes me want to get my party on! LOL. Hey, it’s almost Friday right?? Swooning over here, Liz! 🙂

  2. Perfect looking Valentine cocktail Liz! Sounds delicious! Enjoy the weekend!

  3. Liz, will you be my (non-pink/glitter/heart things) Valentine? Haha! But seriously, my husband is working on Sunday so maybe I need to make these for myself and have a treat yo’self day! xoxo

  4. Yesss make two and drink both. That’s got my name written all over it! Love the colors in this beauty!!

  5. Well consider me manly, because I am LOVING this cocktail, Liz! The color is gorgeous and the flavors totally on point! Don’t mind if I do pour myself two.. or three! 😉 Cheers, girlfriend!

  6. Love this cocktail! Great flavours and that colour 🙂

  7. I’m single. And for most women, I feel like that’s a big deal on Valentine’s Day. But honestly, IDGAF. I love myself. I am my own Valentine. Plus I have my kid, who is pretty awesome. So I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything. Except this cocktail. I definitely need this. Can this be my Valentine, too?

    • Yes! To everything you wrote. I love it. I’m a single lady too. And that’s just fine. More cocktails and chocolates for me!

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  10. What a gorgeous drink for the weekend! I’ve never thought to add beets to my cocktail before, so I love the sound of this. Sounds delicious any time of the year!

  11. I’ve never tried Campari, nor have I tried beet juice in a cocktail… but oh my, that color definitely does make a statement, Liz! It’s gorgeous! And I’m always up for trying new cocktails, so this is just what the love Doctor ordered! I’m with Chey.. I’ll take two or three, if I feel the need! Hehe! Thank you for this my dear! Spectacular!

    • Aww…thanks, Traci! You’re the best. I hope you try it out. It’s not very sweet and kind of earthy and I think you might really dig it. Definitely not your typical cocktail!

  12. Ha ha! Valentine’s day is totally WAY too girly!! I love your ‘masculine’ cocktail. And I also love your giant ice cube! So cool.

  13. What a pretty cocktail! And can you believe I’ve never had beet juice in my life? I love beets, so I’ve go no idea why. This looks delicious, Liz, and would be perfect to make my Valentine’s Day festive sitting at home on my couch watching movies. 🙂

  14. I have no idea what the Mr. has planned but if I have anything to say about it it’s going to involve these cocktails! Pinned!

  15. Never would have thought to put beet juice in a cocktail! Even though I love love it and put it in my smoothies all the time. Cant wait to try this.

  16. Lovin’ this revisit, Liz! Those flavors with Campari is magic! A must try. Happy New Year Liz…. I say lets eat all the cookies until the clock strikes midnight. Then after that, we’ll never give up on cookies! Nooo! Just have fewer 😀

  17. missed this for NYE, but love that you’re using beets! Pomegranate too, very nice, thank you!

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