Spiked Pomegranate and Rosemary Cider

Posted on Friday, 11/02/2018

Spiked Pomegranate and Rosemary Cider

Tools: Medium Sauce pot
Glassware: Mug or Rocks Glass
Garnish: Orange wedge and Rosemary Sprig


  • 1 ½ oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Pomegranate and Rosemary Cider
  • 2 dashes  Angostura

Cider Recipe:

  • 1 Liter Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Clove
  • 1 Tbsp Allspice
  • 3 Anise Stars
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Green Apple, Quartered
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary

For the Cider:

  • In a medium sauce pot over high heat, toast clove, allspice, anise stars, and cinnamon sticks until lightly browned and fragrant, make sure to move spices frequently
  • Turn the heat down to medium, add pomegranate juice and apple, let simmer for 20 minutes or until apples start to get softer
  • Stir in brown sugar until dissolved, then add rosemary sprigs
  • Let cook for 15 more minutes, or longer if you want more of an herbal undertone

For the Cocktail:

  • Hot- Pour CH Vodka and Angostura into a mug, pour over heated cider, stir and serve
  • Cold- Combine CH Vodka and Angostura over ice in a rocks glass, pour over room temperature cider, serve

Hack:  Have guests serve and spike their drinks themselves.  Put your Pomegranate and Rosemary Cider in a punch bowl or leave it on a very low heat on the stove with a bottle of CH and a jigger and directions nearby (so they can measure the appropriate amount of alcohol).  This makes sure your non-drinking party goers can still have some seasonal cheer.