Ticking Bomb– A Pomegranate Cocktail

This is an awesome Pomegranate Cocktail. I was trying to come up with a clever name for this cocktail. And I finally ended up on “Ticking Bomb,” not for any ominous reason, but because the French word for “pomegranate” is “le grenade.”


(Did you know that the reason why “grenades” are called “grenades” is because of this French word? All the insides of grenades are little pellets, much like pomegranate seeds.)

Now the reason why it’s “ticking”? That’s because this is a riff on a sloe gin fizz.


  • 1 ounce sloe gin
  • 1 ounce gin
  • pomegranate juice to fill
  1. In a highball glass, pour the ingredients over ice.
  2. Stir to mix
  3. Garnish with anything you want!
star shaped ice cubes
I garnished mine with some nifty star-shaped ice cubes. Found the tray in the $1 bin at Target. Major score.
(Also, “sloe” is not a typo. Sloe gin isn’t cherry or blackberry flavored; it’s it’s actually flavored by the sloe berry. Sloe gin is technically a liqueur, as it has a high sugar content and a low alcohol by volume, or ABV. Sometimes, the flavor is heightened with some almond extract, but most sloe gin that you find is, well, cheap, and not that fancy.)
pomegranate sloe gin fizz
Regardless, this is a cocktail with some nice sweet/acid balance and is a really great summertime drink. Cheers!

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  1. i had to go to a giant liquor store to find it– they NEVER have it in our grocery stores!

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