Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo: Easter Cocktail Recipe!

This Jelly Belly pomegranate cosmo recipe is the perfect Easter spin on a classic cocktail. Sweet and vibrant pomegranate juice replaces the normal cranberry, and Jelly Belly jelly bean infused vodka adds sweetness and provides the alcoholic base for this drink.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Who says kids get to have all the fun on Easter? The adults can get in on the action too with this festive Jelly Belly pomegranate cosmo!

This cosmopolitan cocktail uses a vodka base that’s been infused with Jelly Belly jelly beans for a sweet treat! If you don’t have time for that, though, you can definitely use regular vodka as well and just enjoy a regular pomegranate cosmo.

Then, I swap the tart cranberry juice of a normal cosmo out for pomegranate juice and add some orange and lemon flavors to counter the sweetness for a perfect sip.

two jelly belly pomegranate cosmos in front of a pom bottle

It’s an easy drink to throw together so it’s perfect for entertaining! Go ahead and kick back while the kids hunt for eggs and enjoy your own moment!

Ingredients List

ingredients to make jelly belly pomegranate cosmo
  • 2 ounces Jelly Belly infused vodka
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice (such as Pom)
  • 1 ounce triple sec (or another orange flavor liqueur)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • To make Jelly Belly infused vodka, combine ΒΌ cup Jelly Belly jelly beans (I use this mix) with Β½ cup plain vodka in a mason jar (or similar). Let it sit at room temperature for at least 48 hours, shaking occasionally. Strain before using. Note: if you want a specific color or flavor make sure to choose jelly beans accordingly (but this is optional – the pom juice hides the color of the infused vodka)
  • You can use any brand of pomegranate juice, and blends are fine as well (like pom cherry, pom cranberry, or similar)
  • Substitute lime juice instead of the lemon juice if desired
  • If you use plain vodka and not the infused version, then I recommend adding Β½ ounce of simple syrup to compensate for the sweetness

Step By Step Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker (or mason jar) combine the strained vodka, pomegranate juice, triple sec, and lemon juice with a few ice cubes
add strained vodka, pomegranate juice, triple sec, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker
  1. Shake for 20-30 seconds, until well mixed and chilled, then strain into a martini glass (or similar)
shake and strain pomegranate cosmopolitan into a glass
  1. Garnish with pomegranate arils and a slice of lemon if desired, and enjoy
overhead view of two jelly belly pomegranate cosmopolitan cocktails surrounded by jelly beans

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Recipe FAQs

What is a Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo?

A Jelly Belly pomegranate cosmo is a refreshing and fruity cocktail inspired by the flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans.

It features pomegranate juice, jelly bean infused vodka, orange liqueur, and a splash of lemon juice, creating a vibrant and delicious drink.

How Do I Make a Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo?

To make a Jelly Belly pomegranate cosmo, combine pomegranate juice, vodka, orange liqueur (such as triple sec or Cointreau), and lemon or lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake well, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel or pomegranate arils, if desired.

What Does a Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo Taste Like?

A Jelly Belly pomegranate cosmo has a sweet and tart flavor profile, with prominent notes of pomegranate complemented by the subtle citrusy undertones of orange liqueur. The infused vodka adds sweetness in place of traditional simple syrup.

It’s a well-balanced and refreshing cocktail perfect for any occasion, even outside of Easter.

Can I Customize the Ingredients in a Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo?

Yes, you can customize the ingredients in a Jelly Belly pomegranate cosmo to suit your taste preferences.

For example, you can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less pomegranate or lemon juice, or experiment with different types of jelly beans, vodka, or orange liqueur for unique variations.

Is a Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo a Strong Cocktail?

The strength of a Jelly Belly pomegranate cosmo can be varied depending on the proportions of alcohol used in the recipe.

Typically, it is considered a moderately strong cocktail due to the presence of vodka and orange liqueur, but you can adjust the alcohol content to your liking.

What Are Some Serving Suggestions for a Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo?

A Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo is best served chilled in a martini glass to showcase its vibrant color and elegant presentation.

You can pair it with appetizers like cheese platters or light salads, or enjoy it as a refreshing aperitif before a meal.

Can I Make a Non-Alcoholic Version of a Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic mocktail version of a Jelly Belly pomegranate cosmo by omitting the vodka and orange liqueur from the recipe. Simply mix pomegranate juice with cranberry juice and a splash of orange juice for a fruity and alcohol-free alternative.

You can garnish with some jelly beans, or feel free to cook them down in some water to create a Jelly Belly infused simple syrup for use.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • If you don’t want to infuse the vodka (or want to be able to make multiple themed cocktails), you can make some jelly bean simple syrup instead. Cook 1 cup of jelly beans with 1 cup of water in a saucepan on the stove, stirring constantly, until jelly beans are fully dissolved. Cool and use in your favorite drinks!
closeup view of jelly belly pomegranate cosmo with a lemon slice

Storage and Serving Tops

  • Garnishes are optional, but can include a slice of lemon or twist of lemon rind, pomegranate arils, Jelly Belly jelly beans, or a sugar rim on the glass
  • While martini glasses are the most common choice, you can also serve a pomegranate cosmopolitan in a coupe, or even a white wine glass
  • This recipe scales well for parties. You can make it up to a day in advance (store it in a pitcher in the refrigerator). Just stir and pour into individual glasses for serving!

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Final Thoughts

This Jelly Belly pomegranate cosmo is such a fun Easter twist on a traditional cocktail! Using jelly bean infused vodka adds sweetness instead of simple syrup, and it balances perfectly with the orange, lemon, and pomegranate notes.

With just 4 ingredients (and some jelly beans, but let’s be serious, you bought those for Easter baskets already) this cocktail is easy to make and perfect for entertaining. Whip up a batch and enjoy your own Easter tradition while the kids burn off that candy energy!

If you don’t have jelly beans, just omit them and add some simple syrup to taste for a pomegranate cosmo that’s perfect all year round, and festive enough for the holiday season too!

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Easy Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo Recipe (With Vodka)

This Jelly Belly pomegranate martini is the perfect adult treat for Easter! It uses jelly bean infused vodka along with pomegranate, orange, and lemon flavors for a festive cocktail.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Infusion Time 2 days
Total Time 2 days 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 557 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
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  • 2 ounces Jelly Belly infused vodka (see notes)
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice (such as Pom)
  • 1 ounce triple sec (or another orange liqueur)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
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  • In a cocktail shaker (or mason jar) combine the strained vodka, pomegranate juice, triple sec, and lemon juice with a few ice cubes
    2 ounces Jelly Belly infused vodka, 2 ounces pomegranate juice, 1 ounce triple sec, 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, Ice cubes
  • Shake for 20-30 seconds, until well mixed and chilled, then strain into a martini glass (or similar)
  • Garnish with pomegranate arils and a slice of lemon if desired, and enjoy

Notes

  • To make Jelly Belly infused vodka, combine ΒΌ cup Jelly Belly jelly beans with Β½ cup plain vodka in a mason jar (or similar). Let it sit at room temperature for at least 48 hours, shaking occasionally. Strain before using. Note: if you want a specific color or flavor make sure to choose jelly beans accordingly (but this is optional – the pom juice hides the color of the infused vodka)
  • You can use any brand of pomegranate juice, and blends are fine as well (like pom cherry, pom cranberry, or similar)
  • Substitute lime juice instead of the lemon juice if desired
  • If you use plain vodka and not the infused version, then I recommend adding Β½ ounce of simple syrup to compensate for the sweetness
  • Garnishes are optional, but can include a slice of lemon or twist of lemon rind, pomegranate arils, Jelly Belly jelly beans, or a sugar rim on the glass
  • While martini glasses are the most common choice, you can also serve a pomegranate cosmo in a coupe, or even a white wine glass
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any garnishes added, and actual quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 368.1gCalories: 557kcalCarbohydrates: 111.6gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 1211mgPotassium: 1238mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 104.7gCalcium: 42mg
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