The Ball Drop

Do as many good deeds as the pomegranate has seeds. This is a Jewish New Year’s adage and the inspiration for a festive New Year’s Eve cocktail. If you have fresh pomegranates, add a few seeds to the bottom of each glass for an elegant presentation.

The Ball Drop


  • 1 1/2 cups white or silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate syrup *
  • orange bitters

Cooking Directions

  1. Combine the tequila, lime juice,and pomegranate syrup in a large pitcher and refrigerate. As you pour each individual drink, top with a couple shakes of orange bitters.
  2. Makes about 8 drinks, double or triple as needed.

*Stir 1/2 cup of sugar into 3/4 cup of pomegranate juice and hear just enough to dissolve the sugar. Let cool. This will make approximately cup of syrup.

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