Thom Filicia’s Holiday Pomegranate Paloma Punch

Thom Filicia, American Interior Designer and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star, raises a delightfully festive glass to this holiday season. The punch can be made in a pitcher if a punch bowl is nowhere in sight. Cheers!

Holiday Pomegranate Paloma Punch
Serves 8


1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup agave or simple syrup
1 1/2 to 2 cups tequila, depending on taste
5 cups sparkling water
Grapefruit wheels, to garnish
Pomegranate seeds, to garnish
Ginger Beer or ginger ale, to taste
Fresh mint leaves, to garnish
Rosemary sprigs, to garnish


1. Fill large ice cube trays with pomegranate seeds and water. Freeze.

2. In a large punch bowl, stir together pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave syrup, and tequila. Add pomegranate ice cubes and sparkling water. Garnish with grapefruit slices and pomegranate seeds

3. Pour into glasses. Top each glass with a splash of ginger beer, and garnish with mint leaves and additional pomegranate seeds. Add a rosemary sprig to each to stir.

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