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Pomegranate Rum Cocktail plus 5 Pomegranate Cocktails To Try

Inspired by the Love Boat’s famous bartender, Isaac, this Pomegranate Rum Cocktail will instantly make you feel like you are on vacation! If you love pomegranate as much as I do, scroll down for a list of pomegranate cocktails to try!

A festive way to bring in the holidays with seasonal pomegranate cocktails! Pomegranate, lime and rum - shaken not stirred! Cheers!

It’s hard to believe that I was actually sailing along the California Coast just a little over a month ago. Oh what I would give to be back on the Ruby Princess enjoying food, friends and adult beverages like one of these Pomegranate Rum Cocktails inspired by the Love Boat’s famous bartender, Isaac. With Florida weather still creeping into the 90s (um…yea, it’s November), my husband and I were able to enjoy these cocktails on our back patio over the weekend – not exactly the same as cruising but definitely helped us feel like we were escaping for about 10 minutes.

A fun fact I learned while cruising with Princess Cruises is that one of my favorite childhood shows, Love Boat, was actually filmed on their cruise line. Any other Love Boat fans out there? (I realized quickly while on our cruise that age played a big part in even knowing what the Love Boat was!)

Princess Cruises - Ruby Princess

One of the many things that made our Princess Cruise extra special was that Jill Whelan, who played the Captain’s daughter Vicki, was on board as their Celebrations Ambassador. She mingled with cruise guests, hosted special events and joined our group on excursions – talk about fun! Jill was so personable and it was a treat to get to know her as well as hear about her personal Love Boat experience (she was just a young girl when she was on the show).

Jill Whelan

One more fun little thing – in the above photo, right over my shoulder is Alison Balson, the actress who played Nancy (remember her??) on Little House on the Prairie. She was with us on our wine tasting excursion in Santa Barbara! She is such a lovely person and it was so cool to get to meet a couple of celebrities from our childhood shows.

A festive way to bring in the holidays is with seasonal pomegranate cocktails! Pomegranate, lime and rum - shaken not stirred! Cheers!

Of course, nothing screams cruise more than a good cocktail. We were introduced to this “drink of the day” on the first night of our cruise. I normally don’t order fruity rum drinks but I couldn’t resist this one. I love pomegranate and how can you say no to anything named after Isaac the bartender? It’s a festive one for sure. I knew I wanted to recreate it when I got home, but instead of using pomegranate syrup like the drink is made with on the ship, I opted for pomegranate juice.

Pomegranate syrup is basically like a pomegranate infused simple syrup, it is sweet and a great add in to Italian sodas, cocktails and even lemonade or iced tea. If you enjoy sweeter drinks, you would love the addition of pomegranate syrup to this drink. If you like your cocktails a little less sweet (think vodka cranberry), then the pomegranate juice will be for you.

A festive way to bring in the holidays with a seasonal cocktail! Pomegranate, lime and rum - shaken not stirred! Cheers!

A festive way to bring in the holidays with a seasonal cocktail! Pomegranate, lime and rum - shaken not stirred! Cheers!

Since I can’t be on a boat enjoying one of these pomegranate cocktails, I guess my back patio will do for now. I think these would be a great addition to the holiday season too, don’t you think?

Cheers!!

Read more about my Princess Cruise:

West Coast Getaway on Ruby Princess

Bircher Muesli with Fresh Fruit {My Breakfast of Choice on the Ruby Princess}

Smoked Salmon Frittata {and staying in shape while on a cruise}

A festive way to bring in the holidays is with seasonal pomegranate cocktails! Pomegranate, lime and rum - shaken not stirred! Cheers!

5 Pomegranate Cocktails To Try:

Pomegranate and Orange Champagne Punch | FoodieCrush

Pomegranate Moscow Mule | The Cookie Rookie

Pomegranate Crush Cocktail | Living Locurto

Grapefruit Pomegranate Vodka Splash | Real Housemoms

Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita with Spiced Rim | A Spicy Perspective

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A festive way to bring in the holidays with a seasonal cocktail! Pomegranate, lime and rum - shaken not stirred! Cheers!

Pomegranate Rum Cocktail

  • Author: Aggies Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Beverage

Inspired by the Love Boat’s famous bartender, Isaac, this Pomegranate Rum Cocktail will instantly make you feel like you are on vacation!


Ingredients

  • 1 part white rum (I used 2 shots of the larger side of a measuring jigger)
  • 1 part pomegranate juice (I used 2 shots of the larger side of a measuring jigger)
  • juice from half a lime, freshly squeezed
  • splash club soda
  • pomegranate arils, garnish
  • lime wedges, garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. In a shaker, add ice, rum, pomegranate juice and lime juice. Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Top with club soda and garnish with lime wedge and pomegranate arils.

Keywords: pomegranate, rum, cocktail, beverage

(Disclosure: I was a guest of Princess Cruises for this cruise and am being compensated for my time to share it with you. All opinions expressed are my own.)

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A festive way to bring in the holidays with a seasonal cocktail! Pomegranate, lime and rum - shaken not stirred! Cheers!

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15 comments on “Pomegranate Rum Cocktail plus 5 Pomegranate Cocktails To Try”

  1. I used to watch Love Boat when I was a kid–I LOVED that show (and still do)! I’ve never forgotten the theme song, either. And you met Vicki?! How cool is that?! Your cruise looked like it was lovely. Of all the cruises I’ve taken, I’ve never been on a Princess cruise. Maybe for our next vacation? I’m not much of a cocktail drinker, but this pomegranate cocktail sounds wonderful! 

    • I am completely won over by Princess Flavia…the food is top notch. We were all giddy to meet Vicki, she was so fun and sweet!

  2. I love the Love Boat connection with Princess! Did you watch the reruns in your stateroom while on the cruise? Fabulous fun! Great cocktail, Aggie. And great cruise with Princess!

    • Yes! My roomie and I had them on the entire time, it was so fun to watch! I wish we were on this cruise together (or your cruise together) 😉

  3. Wow, i remember Love Boat and these cocktails sound like the perfect relaxing drink for the top deck!!

  4. I miss Isaac, the Ruby Princess and these cocktails – and you! What fun this was!

  5. What a lovely cocktail! Definitely trying this soon!

  6. This is such a gorgeous cocktail for the upcoming holidays, too!! 

  7. Oh what I wouldn’t do to be back on that cruise with you sipping on an Isaac. Gorgeous photos my friend!

  8. Love a cocktail that is perfect for the holidays, but still reminds you of warm, sunny days!

  9. When I was a kid, Saturday nights were filled with the Love Boat and Fantasy Island!  I can’t believe you met Julie!  This cocktail is gorgeous and I bet it tastes amazing!

  10. What a fun experience and OMG, I loved Little House on the Prairie!! These look like perfection!

  11. This is such a gorgeous cocktail for the upcoming holidays, too!!