sugared rosemary sprigsoptional, for garnish. See notes for instructions
Fill a copper mug with ice.
Add whiskey and pomegranate juice, stir to combine. Top with ginger beer.
Garnish with sugared rosemary sprigs and pomegranate arils if desired.
*To make Sugared Rosemary Garnish, combine one tablespoon of warm water with one tablespoon of sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved (you can heat the water in the microwave for a few seconds to help the sugar dissolve). Dip the rosemary sprigs in the simple syrup, shake to remove excess syrup, then dip in granulated sugar, and spoon sugar over it to make sure it is completely coated. Shake off excess. Allow to dry for at least half an hour.