Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!


Its finally in the steady 60s here in NYC (with some glimpses of 70 every now and again)! What better time to introduce and fantastic Spring Cocktail?

Today we have a guest post from Kendra Thornton, a world traveling mother of three! Since Kendra was 3 months old shes been traveling the globe, visiting 28 countries on 6 different continents. Im beyond jealous! She recently mixed her excitement for travel by bringing the taste of authentic cuisine to her own home with some of her very own unique recipes.

Were so happy to have Kendra here on New York City Eats. She has been featured as an expert in family, luxury and adventure travel for FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CW networks. Its an honor! So without further ado, here is Kendras mouthwatering Pomegranate Mojitos!

I enjoy sampling regional culinary offerings found in other cities. So, naturally I was excited when my husband I found a fabulous array of cocktails at our most recent trip to the Venetian, ranked amongst some of the top hotels in Las Vegas for great foodie finds. It seems that when the warmer months are on the horizon I crave the fruitier refreshers to really quench my thirst.

Imagine my delight when I noticed that the cocktail menu at the Venetian poolside dining area featured a Pomegranate Mojito. It was exactly what I was looking and was absolutely delicious! I wanted to take the recipe back to Chicago to enjoy and to share with friends and family, I decided to ask my server if I could possibly have the some insider secrets to this delightful concoction.

Fortunately I scored some tips and upon my return I made this drink for a small gathering of family and friends soon after arriving home from our trip to Las Vegas, and it proved to be a giant hit with everyone. I hope you utilize this recipe because it truly is a treat!

Pomegranate Mojito


2 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. fresh lime-juice

Mint leaves for garnish (10-12 pieces)

6 tbsp. white rum

¼ cup pomegranate juice

¼ oz. soda water


Combine the sugar, lime-juice and mint leaves in a tall glass; mash with the back of a spoon. Then mix in the rum and pomegranate juice. Fill the glass with ice and finish with a splash of the soda water!

I hope you enjoy this just as much as my friends and I do! Bring in the warmer weather this spring with a fabulous refresher. Perfect for entertaining and rooftop parties – enjoy!

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