Persephone: a pomegranate mocktail from Brassaii’s Orlando Carreira


Look, we love a stiff cocktail as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just don’t want to start your week off boozy. For our first Mocktail Monday, we’re featuring a pomegranate-spiked punch designed by Orlando Carreira, the lead mixologist at Toronto’s Brassaii lounge.

Orlando just kinda threw this together at an Iron Chef-style black box challenge put on by Pom Wonderful. Talk about grace under pressure. We were so into it, we asked for the recipe. Here’s what we got:


3 oz Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1 tsp pom wonderful pomegranate seeds
1/4 oz blood orange juice
Dash of Fee Brothers Aztec chocolate bitters (alcohol free bitters)

3 mint leaves

Shake all ingredients together in a shaker tin with ice, then strain into your mojito glass of choice. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a handful of Pom seeds stirred into the glass. Pro tip: if there’s a lot of ice, it’ll have a nice layered look.

We weren’t asked, nudged or paid (if only…) to post this by Pom Wonderful – we just really liked the mocktail. We’ll always disclose our partnerships clearly.
A big thank you to Energi PR for chasing down this recipe.

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