If there is one food I love more than any other right now, it’s pomegranates. I love, love, love the juice, and I could polish off a bowl of the seeds every day and be incredibly happy. As far as I am concerned, they are little red rubies of complete and utter joy! I once thought they would be ridiculously tart, but they are the exact opposite, and really very sweet. And while I love 100% pomegranate juice, I also really love cranberry-pomegranate juice by Ocean Spray. It’s tart and sweet and pretty perfect. I drink it regularly. I decided to mix my two favorite juices (the cran-pomegranate and straight pomegranate) with my all-time favorite sparkling wine, Cupcake Wine Prosecco, to create these Christmas cocktails to share with you today. The results were beyond stellar!!
These Christmas cocktails are really very easy to make.
You will need the following:
- your favorite set of champagne glasses
- shot glass or measuring cup
- Cupcake Wine Prosecco (or another favorite champagne or sparkling wine)
- Ocean Spray cran-pomegranate juice
- POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice
- frozen cranberries (for edible decoration)
- pomegranate seeds (for edible decoration)
Into each champagne glass, pour one shot glass (about 1/4 cup) of either pomegranate or cran-pomegranate juice. Top off the remainder of the glass with Prosecco. Into those glasses with cran-pomegranate juice, float just a few (three) frozen cranberries, which will act as both ice cubes and decoration 🙂 Into those glasses with straight pomegranate juice, drop a teaspoon of pomegranate seeds. These will strangely sink and float at random. Makes for a very entertaining and festive drink though 🙂
You’ll notice that the glasses with 100% pomegranate juice are redder than those with cran-pomegranate juice, which will be light pink in color. Upon official taste-test (of myself, my mom, and my dad), we concluded that the cran-pomegranate cocktail really allowed the prosecco to come through in each sip. It was slightly more tart than the straight pomegranate cocktail, which was a bit sweeter, but still really delicious. Honestly, we all had a hard time picking a favorite. We loved them both equally and can’t wait to make them for Christmas, and even New Year’s Eve. Yippee!! 🙂
*This post was not sponsored in any way by Cupcake Vineyards, POM Wonderful, or Ocean Spray. This post, including the photos, content and opinions within it, are entirely my own.
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