Date Syrup + Pomegranate Tequila Coolers | How to make date syrup. A simple easy recipe for sweetening foods naturally with dates. A vegan, refined sugar-free syrup.

Date Syrup + Pomegranate Tequila Coolers

Date syrup from Clean Cocktails: Righteous Recipes for the Modernist Mixologist. Pomegranate Tequila Coolers adapted from Clean Cocktails. Date syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 pound Medjool dates pitted
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce pomegranate juice
  • ice


  • Combine the dates and water in a medium pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Stir and smash the dates with the back of a wooden spoon to break them down. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Pour the contents through a strainer, while pressing on the date meat to extract the syrup. 

To make this into a Tequila Pomegranate Cooler:

  • Shake together 1/2 ounce date syrup, tequila, lime juice, pomegranate juice and ice. Pour the mixture into a rocks glass and sip.