It’s the holiday season, and that means it’s time to get the party started! Whether you’re hosting a cozy get-together with your besties or throwing a big Christmas bash, a signature cocktail is a must-have for any festive celebration. In this blog post, we’ll explore a delightful and elegant option: the Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail.
With its beautiful red hue and a touch of pomegranate liquor, this drink is sure to add a festive sparkle to your holiday gatherings.
The Perfect Elegant Drink
If the elegant and easy way is what you’re thinking then serve my Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail!
What is more festive than champagne, a beautiful shot of pomegranate liquor, and some floating pomegranate seeds?
Oooh la la what a beautiful drink and oh so festive!
Champagne is the perfect and always appropriate thing to serve during the holidays. You can choose many different options at many different price levels.
My favorite champagne is Korbel Brut which is the one with the white foil. It’s cheap but doesn’t taste like it.
I also like Prosecco which is a bit lower in alcohol than regular champagne. I usually go for LaMarca which is very reasonable but a delicious Italian Prosecco that can be easily found even at Target.
If you are really trying to save money but don’t want to compromise on taste Costco sells a decent Prosecco for as low as $7.50!
Mastering the Champagne Opening
You need to be careful when opening your bottle of champagne. It’s so much fun to hear the pop but you certainly don’t want to have your champagne pouring out everywhere.
So the trick to opening a bottle is to always hold the cork but turn the bottle itself.
It helps to use a rubber jar gripper or a dishcloth as a grip.
Go slow and ease the cork out slowly and you’ll still get your pop but not the mess!
The Star Ingredient: Pomegranate Liquor
What makes this drink so festive is the pomegranate liquor.
I used Pama and it is oh-so-tasty and makes your drink a beautiful red.
By using this liqueur you’re making a cocktail, not a mimosa. If you want a mimosa just use pomegranate juice instead of the booze!
Garnish With Pomegranate Seeds
With either drink, you should garnish your drink with pomegranate seeds.
During the holidays fresh pomegranates are abundant and reasonably priced. If you cannot find them or you’re making this drink out of season you can get frozen seeds at your grocery store.
When you add the seeds to the champagne they make a beautiful fizz and add a festive appeal to your cocktail.
When serving such a beautiful cocktail, it’s important to ensure that your appetizers match the elegance of the drink. Consider pairing the Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail with delectable options like Crab Toasts, Shrimp Shooters, or an elegant charcuterie platter.
These appetizers will enhance the taste and appearance of the cocktail, making your holiday gathering even better.
- Champagne or Prosecco
- Pomegranate liquor (such as Pama)
- Fresh pomegranate seeds
- Chill the champagne or Prosecco thoroughly.
- In a champagne flute, pour 1 ounce of pomegranate liquor.
- Slowly fill the glass with chilled champagne or Prosecco.
- Garnish the cocktail with a sprinkle of fresh pomegranate seeds.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Adjust the ratio of pomegranate liquor to champagne based on your personal preference.
- Experiment with different types of champagne or Prosecco to find your favorite flavor profile.
- For a non-alcoholic version, replace the pomegranate liquor with pomegranate juice.
Now that you have the perfect recipe for a Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail, it’s time to embrace the elegance and festivity of the holiday season.
This delightful drink, with its vibrant red color and tantalizing flavors, is sure to impress your guests and add a touch of sophistication to your celebrations.
Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a grand soirée, the Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail is the ideal choice to raise a toast and make merry.
So, gather your friends and loved ones, send out those invitations, and let the magic of this beautiful cocktail fill your Christmas festivities with joy and cheer.
Cheers to a Merry Little Christmas and a truly memorable holiday season!
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Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
- 1 Glass Champagne
- 1 Oz Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
- 1 Tsp Pomegranage Seeds
- Pour one ounce of Pama Liqueur in your champagne glass
- Top off the rest of the glass with your favorite champagne
- Just before serving put 5 to 10 pomegranate seeds in the glass
- The pomegranate seeds are all you need but if you want something green for contrast just add a sprig of rosemary