Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Cocktails
Friday at 1:49 pm
If you’re familiar with Schöfferhofer, it’s probably because you’ve had their incredibly drinkable grapefruit hef, a 50/50 blend of authentic unfiltered German Hefeweizen and carbonated grapefruit juice. A few years back, I actually wrote a piece about using it in a few cocktails. If you’re a grapefruit fan, you should definitely check it out!
Today, I’ll be talking about Schöfferhofer Pomegranate, a beer released in 2017. Like Schöfferhofer Grapefruit, Schöfferhofer Pomegranate is a 50/50 blend of hefeweizen and fruit juice, but it comes in at a slightly stronger 3.2% ABV. Though both are made with a hefeweizen base, these refreshing brews would probably remind you of a radler or shandy, which are typically made with something like a pils.
Their refreshing nature and low-ABV make them fantastic for avoiding the buzz or mixing. That is exactly why I’ll be sharing some great cocktails and punches you can make using the pomegranate as the weather warms up. You’ll find a few of my favorites below.
Tropical Pomegranate Punch
- 1/2 bottle Schöfferhofer Pomegranate
- 1/2 can Mango White Claw
- 2 oz. (60ml) Bacardi Coconut
- 1.5 oz. (45ml) pineapple juice
- 1.5 oz. (45ml) freshly-squeezed lime juice
This has a super easy to drink, island-vibes kinda feel to it. Serve it in oversized tiki glasses with crushed ice and an umbrella. You’ll have everything you need besides the beach. Sub out the Bacardi for something lower proof like Parrot Bay if you want to keep it mellow or you can go big by opting for something like 90 proof Parrot Bay.
Upscale Vodka Pom
- 2 oz. (60ml) vodka of choice
- 1 oz. (30ml) freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 3 oz. Schöfferhofer Pomegranate
This one is pretty straight forward. If you like vodka crans, you’ll love this. EZPZ.
- 2.5 oz. (75ml) citrus vodka of choice
- 1 oz. (30ml) triple sec
- 3/4 oz. (45ml) lime juice
- 2 oz. (60 ml) Schöfferhofer Pomegranate
- Powdered sugar rim
Here we’ve subbed out the cranberry traditionally found in a cosmo with a heavy pour of Schöfferhofer Pomegranate to help the flavor shine through. It’s a nice variation on a traditional comso that drinks a little longer due to the added volume.
- 2 oz. (60ml) gin
- 1 oz (30ml) Schöfferhofer Pomegranate
- 1 dash Angostura orange bitters
This worked incredibly well to my surprise. I opted for Hendrick’s gin because I enjoy how floral it is, but you could easily make this with Plymouth for something a little more refined a well. If you’re a vodka drinker, this would absolutely work, but I’m not a fan of how neutral vodkas tend to be.
If you’re interested in additional Schöfferhofer cocktail recipes you can find some of their recommendations here. They have three signature cocktails for the grapefruit and pomegranate variants, so if you don’t see something that sounds good above, think about giving their recipes a try.
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*I was sent a 4-pack of Schöfferhofer Pomegranate to sample prior to writing this article. All opinions are my own and I was not paid to write this piece. None of the links in this article are affiliate links either.