Today, I have for you a super simple and super tasty bubbly cocktail! Because sometimes you just want something a little fun to drink and you want it now. All you need are three ingredients (plus a couple of optional extras) and a few minutes and you could be sipping a pomegranate prosecco cocktail!
I love having a glass of sparkling wine or a sparkling cocktail over the holidays. Usually prosecco, but I do love a nice Cava too! I think most people can agree that there is just something about bubbly which makes any celebration a little bit more special! Even the kids love something a little sparkly, so I usually make them a little ginger ale mocktail for them to enjoy.
Last year I shared my quick and easy Raspberry Mint Prosecco Cocktail and this year I was inspired by pomegranates to make a pomegranate prosecco cocktail. Yes, I do have a bit of theme going with the red and sparkling and I couldn’t even resist adding some raspberries to the mix.
What can I say?
Red, sparkly drinks which are also super quick and easy seem to be my thing during the holiday season. They just feel appropriate! 🙂 Between the celebratory bubbly and the beautiful, red color you can’t go wrong.
As with any wine cocktail, use a moderately priced prosecco. This is not the time to pull out that expensive Champagne you’ve been saving.
Prosecco is generally moderately priced anyway, along with being really but here I feel no shame in going for a screwtop brand. 🙂
- Point one, a more nuanced, expensive wine will get lost in the flavors of pomegranate and orange.
- Point two, now you can make a cocktail tonight and have another tomorrow.
And how is that not a good plan?
That is totally a good plan! So, relax, make a quick pomegranate prosecco cocktail, and know that you will get through the holidays.
– Happy Sipping, Annemarie
- 4 oz prosecco or other sparkling white wine
- 1-2 oz pomegranate juice
- 1/2 oz orange liqueur such as Cointreau
- raspberries or pomegranate seeds
- optional: red sanding sugar
If you want to give the drink a festive rim, pour some sanding sugar onto a plate. Then, wet the rim of the glass and rub the rim in the sanding sugar until the sugar has coated the rim.
Pour the prosecco into a white wine or champagne glass. Add the pomegranate and orange liqueur. Give the drink a stir, then drop a few raspberries or pomegranate seeds into the glass.
You can switch out the orange liqueur for limoncello. We preferred the smoother, more mellow flavor of orange in the drink, but the lemon is quite nice as well.