Holidays With Honey – The Winter Solstice Cocktail


The pomegranate has been used throughout history and in almost every religion as a symbol of humanity’s most fundamental beliefs and desires, including life and death, rebirth and eternal life, fertility and marriage, abundance and prosperity. Almost every aspect of the pomegranate has come to symbolize something . . . its shape, color, seeds, juice.

It’s very fitting that the Winter Solstice cocktail should feature pomegranate juice.


2 oz vodka

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz pomegranate juice

1 oz honey

Orange wedge


Add vodka, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, and honey to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a short or highball glass with ice. Garnish with an orange wedge. Drink up and repeat!

17 thoughts on “Holidays With Honey – The Winter Solstice Cocktail

  1. Emily Heath says:

    Sounds delicious. I have half a pomegranate in the fridge.

  2. I have a feeling this is what we’ll be enjoying tomorrow at my house! Awesome recipe 🙂

  3. Sounds yummy. I have organic pomegranate juice in the fridge and a brand new bottle of Vodka and local honey. I think it was meant to bee.

  4. Karen says:

    Sounds like a great way to celebrate the solstice.

  5. putneyfarm says:

    Sounds the fresh pomegranate juice and honey…thx for the link!

  6. Sheryl says:

    Definitely trying this tonight! I knew there was a reason I bought that pomegranate! 🙂

  7. I love this Deborah!! Made it on the 21st. Having it again today; but how do you mix the honey? Mine just all congealed at the bottom of the shaker & we ate it by the spoonful. Any tips?

    • Yes, here are two tips.
      The first is to mix the ingredients thoroughly BEFORE mixing in the shaker with ice.
      The second is to use honey syrup instead of straight honey. Honey syrup is just two parts honey and one part warm water mixed well.
      I’m glad you like the drink and hope that these tips solve your problem !! 🙂

      xo Deb

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