Cranberry Pomegranate Cocktail

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With the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors, this Cranberry Pomegranate Cocktail is the perfect addition to holiday get-togethers! Prepare a single batch for a cozy night in for two, or make more for a larger gathering. Choose your sweetener, add rum and lime, and you’re set! {Paleo or Vegan}


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • Arils of one pomegranate
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure honey (paleo) or agave nectar (vegan)
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Combine the cranberries, pomegranate arils, water, and sweetener of choice in a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a bubbly boil. Once the mixture is boiling, then reduce the heat and simmer on LOW to MEDIUM for about 5-10 minutes, or until the water turns a deep red.
  2. Next, remove the saucepan from the heat and place it on the counter, covered, to let it cool. Once the mixture is cool enough to safely handle, pour the mixture through a mesh strainer into a bowl. Then add the rum and lime juice.
  3. Refrigerate long enough to chill, or pour over ice cubes in wine glasses. Garnish with cranberries, lime slices or wedges, or additional pomegranates. 


  • Cook time is an approximation. The longer the mixture sits, the deeper in color it will become and the stronger the flavor will be.
  • After straining the mixture from the saucepan, you CAN reuse the cranberry pomegranate pulp in a subsequent batch by adding more water and honey to the saucepan. The follow-up batch may not be as deep in color or flavor but will still taste delicious.
  • This will keep for about two to three weeks in the refrigerator.