Where to Drink Pomegranate Cocktails in Granada

Pomegranate cocktail with ice and rosemary
Pomegranate cocktail with ice and rosemary | © xMarshall / Alamy Stock Photo
Mark Nayler

Pomegranate is Granada’s fruit – ‘granada’ is Spanish for pomegranate – and some of the city’s most chic cocktail bars and night-spots will serve you an excellent, Granada-themed drink. Known for their rich antioxidants and health benefits, pomegranates infuse cocktails with a touch of elegance and freshness. Below is a guide to the best places to head if you want a truly local cocktail.

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San Matias 30

Gin and tonik pomegranate cocktail

One of the area’s smartest bars, San Matias 30 serves a huge range of spirits and flavoured liquors. It’s certainly the place to head, if you want to enjoy a drink inspired by Granada’s local fruit, in an ultra-modern setting. This place is far too trendy to serve your pomegranate-based cocktail in a normal glass: instead, drinks come in ex-jam jars. Definitely a bar for night-owls (it doesn’t even open until 4pm), Matias 30 often has PAMA in stock for its granada cocktails, a delicious pomegranate-based spirit made in the States.

Check In

The quirky interior of Check In – also on Calle San Matias, in an area that has seen several cool new bar openings recently – takes inspiration from the London Underground. Londoners visiting Granada and seeking out a decent ‘copa’ will therefore be reminded of home (in a good way, that is) when they enter this sleek, incredibly friendly joint. Their menu features an impressive array of quirkily-named cocktails, including a few based on pomegranate spirits.

Tomate Gastro Bar

Although it’s surrounded by some of Granada’s oldest and most traditional drinking dens, Tomate’s carefully-designed interior wouldn’t look out of place in Soho: trendy bare-brick walls, low lighting and sleek furniture create a classy, intimate atmosphere. You can perch at its tiny bar and watch the world go by, as you enjoy a pomegranate-based mixer or cocktail. The tapas here is also excellent and provides a modern twist on Andalucian classics.

El Camborio

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One of the best nightspots in Granada, Camborio sits right opposite the Alhmabra, across the valley in the gypsy flamenco neighbourhood of Sacromonte. Split over several levels – some for dancing, some for chilling in the plush leather sofas – the views of the Alhmabra at night from this popular student hangout are jaw-dropping. Until about 4am, that is, when the great fort´s footlights are suddenly turned off and the Alhambra vanishes into the night. Entry is usually between 8-10 euros, but you can stay dancing and drinking pomegranate liquor until the sun rises, by which point the party here will still be going strong.

Los Diamantes

Although primarily known for its delicious tapas, Los Diamantes also serves up a variety of cocktails. This iconic Granada establishment offers a casual and lively setting where you can enjoy a pomegranate-infused drink alongside their delectable tapas. Experience the local charm and savor a delightful pomegranate cocktail at Los Diamantes.

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