Cocktails and Confessions Episode 2: Pomegranate Vodka Gimlet

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pomegranate-vodka-gimlet-cocktailHappy Friday, friends! Let’s talk vodka gimlets and assless chaps.

We shall start with the former, as that seems like the more civilized approach. The gorgeous cocktail that you see on your screen is a simple update on an old classic that should be added to your repertoire ASAP. Traditionally, a gimlet is vodka (or gin, but ew) and Rose’s lime juice shaken with ice and strained into a coupe glass. It’s very Mad Men chic. This version swaps fresh lime juice for Rose’s (to give things extra zip) and incorporates a splash of pomegranate juice and pomegranate arils for tart-sweetness and visual sass. It’s light and festive, yet delightfully strong, and it’s perfect for winter entertaining.


Too aggressive? Sorry. It’s Friday, and I’m particularly excited to share the second installment of Cocktails and Confessions with all of you. In this week’s episode, I discuss my affinity for vodka and its consequences before teaching you to make the perfect Pomegranate Vodka Gimlet. There are epic dance moves and mild indecent exposure involved…

p.s. When I told my mom that I made a YouTube video about getting drunk and splitting my pants, she responded, “Which time?” Touché, mother.

p.p.s. If you are digging this series, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. No pressure, but it would be really awesome. Thank you! You’re the best. 

p.p.s. If you’d like to make a share your own tipsy escapades, please feel free to confess in the comments or shoot me an email. I don’t judge, and I LOVE STORIES. Do it.


Pomegranate Vodka Gimlet

Author - Serena Wolf
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 1 cocktail


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ounces pomegranate juice
  • For garnish:
  • 2-3 thinly sliced lime rounds
  • 2 tablespoons Pomegranate Arils


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, lime juice and pomegranate juice and shake vigorously. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with lime rounds and pomegranate arils. (You can also garnish your glass first if you prefer. You do you.)

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  1. Andrea on January 30, 2024 at 8:12 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely loved this episode and the Pomegranate Vodka Gimlet recipe! The blend of humor and practical cocktail-making tips makes this not just a recipe, but a delightful experience. I appreciate the use of fresh ingredients over pre-made mixers – it truly elevates the drink. Can’t wait to try this out for my next gathering. Also, your storytelling is hilarious and relatable; it adds such a personal touch to the blog. Keep these fantastic episodes coming!

    • Serena Wolf on February 11, 2024 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you so much for this incredibly kind comment!

  2. Kate on March 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Well you really haven’t lived if you don’t have at least on story about alcohol related clothing damage! This reminds me of the time my friends and I took a party bus around DC. Lots of tequila was involved. I texted my ex. The metro door tried to close on me and I ended up with a huge bruise that covered my thigh for weeks. My friend skinned her knees falling on the escalator and then proceeded to get her dress caught in said escalator. The next day, we tried to help our hangovers with some serious shopping. I just kept wondering off…one time they found me getting my eyebrows threaded, another time they found me buying a pretzel. My memories of that weekend are kind of vague, AND I ended up getting back together with my ex, which was a poor life decision. Thanks a lot, tequila!

    • Serena_Wolf on March 28, 2015 at 4:21 pm


  3. Bethany Chandler on February 1, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Love these videos! My stories are nowhere near as eventful, but I love hearing about others!

    • Serena_Wolf on February 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Bethany! (p.s. It’s definitely a good thing that your escapades aren’t quite as ridiculous as mine…)

  4. mimi rippee on January 31, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I still have no sound! pretty drink, tho!

    • Serena Wolf on January 31, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Hi Mimi! I f there’s no sound on the video, check and make sure the volume on the video player is turned up. If it still doesn’t work, you can click on the youtube icon on the bottom right corner of the video player and it will take you to YouTube!

  5. Ammo Singh on January 31, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Yo girl you nasty, haha love it, though you did sound like you just got back from the dentist

    • Serena Wolf on January 31, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Hahaha, I think that may just be my voice?

  6. Alex on January 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

    You take the shame away from my memories. You make me want to have some fun!!!
    Thank you!

    • Serena Wolf on January 31, 2015 at 10:21 am

      That’s the goal! Get it girl! xo

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