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This quick and easy Grapefruit Pomegranate Whiskey Sour Recipe is a fresh take on a classic whiskey sour! It’s fresh, fruity, and made with all fresh ingredients!


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An easy and refreshing take on a classic Whiskey sour recipe.

As far as whiskey sour recipes go, this one is strays off the beaten path. With fresh and tart grapefruit juice standing in for traditional lemon juice, a pomegranate syrup in place of classic simple syrup, and not a maraschino cherry in sight. This cocktail holds true to the spirit of a whiskey sour, though, in that it’s neat, tart and very whiskey forward. And I’ll cheers to that.

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Grapefruit Pomegranate Whiskey Sour Recipe

How to make a whiskey sour

For this whiskey sour recipe, you will need:

  • Bourbon whiskey
  • Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Pomegranate simple syrup (see below for recipe).
  • 1 egg white 
  • 1Fresh ruby red grapefruit, for garnish 
  • Pomegranate arils

But first, simple syrup

To make the cocktail, you’ll start by making the simple syrup. The syrup comes together very easily with equal parts sugar and water, and some fresh pomegranate arils.I like to use organic cane sugar for my simple syrups, but you can also use honey, agave, or regular old white sugar.

A great grapefruit cocktail recipe

Once your simple syrup is made and cooled, it’s time to make the cocktail! All you need to do is add the juice, pomegranate syrup, bourbon and egg white to a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain over ice filled cocktail glasses garnished with grapefruit and pomegranate, and enjoy!

Grapefruit Pomegranate Whiskey Sour Recipe

Can I omit the egg white?

if egg whites make you squirm, you can leave them out, and the drink will just be a little less frothy, and a little less fun. The whiskey sour recipe will however, still be delicious- which is the important part.

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Grapefruit Pomegranate Whiskey Sour Recipe

Course: cocktail
Servings: 2


  • 4 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 3 oz pomegranate simple syrup , (see below for recipe)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 thin slices ruby red grapefruit, for garnish 
  • pomegranate arils, for garnish 


  • Making the syrup
    Add sugar, water and pomegranate arils to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar is fully dissolved. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool completely, and strain into a mason jar or airtight container.
    Making the cocktail
    Step 1
    Fill 2 cocktail glasses with ice, and add grapefruit slices.
    Step 2
    Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice, Combine bourbon, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
    Step 3
    Strain cocktail into glasses, and garnish with pomegranate arils.

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