The holidays call for a celebratory sparkling drink, and this one does not disappoint. The sweet and tart pomegranate complements the elegant flavor of bubbly wine and adds a beautiful ruby color to the drink.
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- Sparkling wine
- 1/2 ounce pomegranate grenadine (recipe above)
- Fresh pomegranate seeds, to garnish
For the pomegranate grenadine:
In a small pot, bring the sugar and pomegranate juice to a boil then reduce to medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Stir in the fresh lemon juice as need to enhance tartness.
For the cocktail:
Fill a champagne flute with sparkling wine, add the pomegranate grenadine and garnish with pomegranate seeds.