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Playing Holiday Entertaining Recipes: Hot Cocoa Waffles & Mint Juleps

This recipe puts a festive spin on the classic mint julep cocktail with the addition of pomegranate juice + a rosemary garnish.

Spread holiday cheer all season long with these 8 deliciously festive cocktails.


  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 6 sprigs mint, divided
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 4 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces seltzer water
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, for garnish


Serves: Makes 2 cocktails


In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water and 4 mint sprigs to make a mint-infused simple syrup. Bring to a bubble, stirring until sugar has dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Let cool.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add mint simple syrup, bourbon and pomegranate juice. Shake for about 20-30 seconds then pour over 2 rocks glasses filled with crushed ice.

Top each glass off with a splash of seltzer and garnish with a mint and rosemary sprig.

Always drink responsibly.