Rubies on Ice

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 07, 2023
Ginger and pomegranate are made for each other, and the color of this beverage is tantalizing. If you're looking for a nonalcoholic option, you can easily leave out the vodka for a delicious and festive drink! —Tara Deshpande, New York, New York


  • 6 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 4 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened ginger syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • Club soda, chilled
  • Lime slices, optional
  • 1 to 4 teaspoons pomegranate seeds, optional


  1. Scatter pomegranate seeds over an ice cube tray, about 1 teaspoon per cube; fill with water and freeze.
  2. Combine vodka, molasses, ginger syrup, lime juice and the cinnamon stick. Let steep 15 minutes. Strain; discard cinnamon stick. Place 4 pomegranate ice cubes in each of 4 tall glasses. Pour molasses mixture evenly into glasses; top off with chilled club soda. Stir well. Garnish with lime slices and additional pomegranate seeds if desired.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Monin makes a ginger-flavored syrup. Look for it near the coffee syrups.
  • Or make your own by combining 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and sliced peeled fresh ginger (from a 2-in. piece). Bring to a boil. Cool completely, then strain out solids. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1/2 cup: 148 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.