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Pomegranate Chocolate Cocktail aka Choctail

Pomegranate Chocolate Cocktails

Drinks | 22nd July 2014 | By

This recipe for a pomegranate chocolate cocktail is admittedly unusual, but it’s also interesting and has both depth and bite. The name Pomegranate Choctail emerged as the one most apt for this chocolatey fruity drink.

Dom’s been drinking too many cocktails recently and in his own words has become obsessed. And now he’s trying to lead us all astray by getting us to make cocktails for Random Recipes this month. Shame on you Dom 😉 Actually, it’s good to have an excuse to make a cocktail, they are rather lush.

Pomegranate Chocolate Cocktail

Surprisingly, I don’t seem to have many cocktail recipes here on Tin and Thyme. So instead of choosing a book randomly, I entered cocktails into Eat Your Books and came up with a chocolate bramble cocktail from Adventures with Chocolate by Paul A Young. I know Dom tells us not to tinker with the recipe, but he should know by now that I’m incapable of following this instruction. In any case, I didn’t have any blackberries or Crème de Mûres. I did, however, have some pomegranate juice, or juice drink to be more precise. I didn’t even follow Paul’s exact recipe for the chocolate liquor part as it seemed rather sweet and the pomegranate drink was quite sweet enough. However, I did follow his method – more or less.

Pomegranate Chocolate Cocktail

The pomegranate chocolate cocktails went down a treat. They were dark and velvety, very adult and not too sweet. If you prefer your drinks sweeter, just add a little more sugar to the chocolate liquor or use a less dark chocolate. CT was rather disappointed I’d only made enough for one each. The chocolate and red pomegranate didn’t quite layer in the way I’d hoped, but I liked the way they swirled together as they slowly mixed;  I was reminded of a lava flow.


So it’s cocktails for Random Recipes over at Belleau Kitchen. Dom has upped the anti this month by offering a bottle of vodka as a prize for the best entry. 1 August 2014 – turns out it was my Pomegranate Choctail that won it. Yay!

My pomegranate chocolate cocktail also goes off to Baking with Spirit where the theme is Alcohol for Parties. This event from Janine of Cake of the Week is this month hosted by Laura of I’d Much Rather Bake Than …

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Pomegranate Chocolate Cocktail

This Pomegranate Choctail is a dark chocolate fruity cocktail with both depth and bite.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chocolate, cocktail, gin, party, pomegranate juice
Servings: 2 glasses
Calories: 238kcal


  • 25 g golden caster sugar
  • 40 g 80% dark chocolate + a couple of squares to serve
  • 100 ml Plymouth gin
  • 200 ml pomegranate juice drink
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • 4 ice cubes


  • Warm the sugar and chocolate in a pan with 100 ml water until the sugar has dissolved and the chocolate melted.
  • Simmer for a couple of minutes, then take off the heat.
  • Shake the gin, pomegranate and lemon juice together.
  • Place two ice cubes in two glasses. Pour the gin concoction over the ice, then slowly pour the chocolate sauce in.
  • Top with a square of chocolate.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 9.6g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 21g


  1. belleau kitchen

    22nd July 2014 at 7:27 am

    ooooh, smoooooth! This really does sound particularly lush. I had a cocoa martini last week and that had a glorious deep, dark chocolate undertone and if these are anything like that then they must be as gorgeous as they look. Oh and Im so awfully sorry to have led you astray!… thanks so much for the brilliant entry this month x

    • Choclette

      25th July 2014 at 2:06 pm

      You sound so apologetic Dom, I shall just have to forgive you. Chocolate martinis sound good to me.

  2. Kim Carberry

    22nd July 2014 at 10:54 am

    Ohh I do love a cocktail…..This sounds and looks very tasty!!

    • Choclette

      25th July 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you Kim. Cocktials slip down rather too easily I find 😉

  3. stephi_baybee

    22nd July 2014 at 11:03 am

    Oh I haven’t had a cocktail for years, that one looks really yummy. Anything with chocolate in suits me!

    • Choclette

      25th July 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks Stephi – in that case you should find plenty to keep you happy on my blog 😉

  4. Catherine

    22nd July 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Sounds good to me. Blessings, Catherine

  5. The Kitchenmaid

    22nd July 2014 at 8:27 pm

    You had me at gin and chocolate! I made mine last night, it was so good I was incapable of writing it up (hic!)…

    • Choclette

      25th July 2014 at 2:09 pm

      It seems we don’t really need much excuse Lucy and maybe Dom isn’t entirely to blame.

  6. Nayna Kanabar

    22nd July 2014 at 8:42 pm

    This looks wonderful and very innovative.

  7. Janice Pattie

    22nd July 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Looks delightful, I’m a recipe fiddler too and finding this challenge very challenging!

    • Choclette

      25th July 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Haha Janice, I don’t think I’ve EVER stuck to the rules on this one.

  8. Nazima Pathan

    22nd July 2014 at 9:58 pm

    very clever. Lovely idea Choclette

    • Choclette

      25th July 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you Nazima. We don’t actually drink very often, so it was quite a treat.

  9. Alison

    23rd July 2014 at 1:24 pm

    ooh love the look of these, they look gorgeous

  10. GG

    23rd July 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I do enjoy a cocktail, I bet this is delicious, a perfect summer drink. GG

    • Choclette

      25th July 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks GG. Any excuse – isn’t summer wonderful?

  11. Laura Denman

    23rd July 2014 at 9:21 pm

    This really is different! If there is a cocktail to break through my dislike of alcohol in drinks then it might just be this one – it has chocolate after all and I really like pomegranate juice =)

    • Choclette

      25th July 2014 at 2:14 pm

      We hardly every drink Laura, but I do like a good cocktail. Given that alcohol isn’t that great for you, it sounds like a good think that you’re not keen.

  12. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    23rd July 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Oh yummmmmmmmmmm. What a nice combo.

  13. Janine

    23rd July 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve never had pomegranate in a cocktail, but this one looks pretty good. I love the presentation, too – good enough for the fanciest bars! Thanks for entering BWS.

    • Choclette

      25th July 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Janine – you’ve made my day with that comment 😀


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