The perfect champagne cocktail with pomegranate...party time!
Um stop please. How the HECK is it Dec 31st already??? I want to rewind.
But not really, because as of today it is 38 days til our wedding!!! So we will maybe just press pause for a week or so while I get my head around that and finish organising the 6 million details left to figure out. EEEEEEK!!
Did you all have a fantastic Christmas? We had the best day at home, with both of our families! Josh & I are so lucky that our families get along so well. And I am extremely lucky that Josh lets me dress him at Christmas...hehe. One of the so many reasons I am marrying him!
So let's drink to the end of one year and the beginning of what I think is going to be a very exciting year for us. Marriage, a honeymoon to somewhere exciting and we will be welcoming our first niece or nephew halfway through the year! YAY! And as for New Years resolutions...I'm not very good at them but I am doing this for the first 30 days of the month...I figure it's a great way to get loads of greens into me after the last 2 weeks of eating rubbish! Check it out and let me know if you are keen...we'll do it together!
But until then, let's drink! It's important to note that I use the term "champagne" very lightly here. What we are actually dealing with is a "pomegranate - your favourite/nicest cheap-ish bottle of sparkling wine you can find - cocktail". You with me? It's just way too much of a mouthful.
I am once again completely late to the party with pomegranate but now that I've discovered it I can't get enough! Is it not the prettiest ruby red you've ever seen? I have a feeling I'm going to be adding these beauties to anything I can for the next little while.
And I am a big fan of the fruit in your drink situation. It's a nice little boozy surprise when you've finished. I happened to have some pomegranate juice and fruit leftover from when I Christmas-ified my favourite sangria recipe and what better time to drink a bubbly red cocktail than New Years Eve or Day?
All that you need to do is add about 1 teaspoon of pomegranate seeds, 60mls pomegranate juice and 120mls of sparkling wine to a champagne flute and serve! Too easy. And the best part is that the pomegranate seeds/arils float around...they will sit on top, but if you swirl your glass around they'll have a little party too! So much fun! The only recommendation I would make with the wine is that you choose something less sweet and more dry as the juice sweetens it up nicely.
I just want to finish on a bit of a sappy note to say thank YOU! I really appreciate every single one of you who has read, commented, made some of my recipes or connected with me in some way this year. I blog because I love doing it, but having you guys out there makes it SO much sweeter! I am super excited for the next year of blogging and I hope to chat to all of you soon.
Happy New Year everyone!
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
- 240 ml chilled sparkling wine I used Lindauer Brut
- 120 ml pomegranate juice
- 2 tsp pomegranate seeds
- Add 1 tsp pomegranate seeds, 60mls pomegranate juice & 120mls chilled sparkling wine to 2 champagne flutes.