This sparkling champagne pomegranate cocktail is an easy, elegant tipple–a perfect choice for the hostess who wants to enjoy her guests in lieu of tending a bar.
This happy blend of pomegranate, sparkling wine, and vodka is a refreshing complement to party sweets such as petit fours.
Pomegranate seeds are like rubies in your glass.
Sugaring your rims beforehand is a nice touch.
Fill your glasses with ice, add vodka and pomegranate juice, then top with a bright splash of champagne.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) vodka
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) fresh or bottled pomegranate juice
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) sparkling wine
Garnish: pomegranate seeds
1. Create your simple syrup by bringing sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
2. Combine vodka, pomegranate juice, and 2 ounce (1/4 C) syrup. Divide among 4 tall ice-filled glasses. Top each with a splash of sparkling wine and garnish with pomegranate seeds.