Pomegranate is one of those flavors we can’t ever get enough of. But pulling the tiny red seeds out of an actual pomegranate can be a pain in the ass (and leave your kitchen looking like a murder scene).
So we're all for ingredients that impart pomegranate flavor with zero effort. Case in point: pomegranate liqueur. (PAMA is the brand you should know.) Whereas some fruit liqueurs are so sweet you have to use them sparingly, PAMA is balanced by the pomegranate's own acidity, so you won't get that cloying, sticky sweetness.
Here are three winter cocktails using pomegranate liqueur, from a 15-second sparkler to a sophisticated shaken sour.