Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail
Updated: Aug 2, 2021
Splash some flavor into your toast this New Year's Eve with fresh pomegranate in your Prosecco.
Pomegranates ripen in the winter time, making them the juiciest flavor to add to your New Year's Eve champagne. The buoyant seeds make for a beautiful garnish, transforming your plain champagne into a classy drink to toast with. Start your new year out right with this delightful pomegranate champagne cocktail.
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
Prep Time: 20 minutes
INGREDIENTS 1 cup sugar
1 cup filtered water
1 large pomegranate
1 bottle of sparkling wine (Prosecco)
For the simple syrup:
1. Remove the seeds from the pomegranate, strain, and set aside.
2. Stir the sugar and water together in a saucepan over medium-low height until the sugar dissolves. Add about 1/2 of the pomegranate seeds into the saucepan and let them simmer on low for 5 minutes before crushing them with a fork or potato masher.
3. Pull from heat and let the mixture macerate for another 5–10 minutes before straining and reserving the liquid.
***Tip: When we were making the simple syrup, we noticed the pomegranate seeds added a slight bitterness to the syrup. To alleviate this, we added 15 allspice berries during the maceration period. It’s not enough to overwhelm the aromas, just enough to give it a hint of spice that counteracts the bitter.
***The simple syrup serves 50; one bottle of champagne serves 5.
Build the cocktail:
1. Put a teaspoon of pomegranate simple syrup in the bottom of a flute and cover with a spoonful of fresh pomegranates. Hold the glass at an angle when filling with sparkling wine so it doesn’t disturb the simple syrup on the bottom.