This pomegranate champagne cocktail is perfect for your New Year’s Eve celebration! It’s simple to mix up and offers a beautiful presentation! Make this cocktail using champagne or sparkling wine and festive pomegranates!
Be sure and check out all the other New Year’s entertaining ideas at the bottom!
I love using in-season produce when creating seasonal cocktails. And winter produce is one of my favorites. Whether it be fresh grapefruit like I used in my Blushing Pink Cocktail or these Citrus Margaritas, I love infusing some seasonal juices into my cocktail recipes.
My family and I went to the farmer’s market in San Francisco this weekend and picked up some fresh pomegranates and I knew they would be perfect for a champagne cocktail.
How To Remove Pomegranate Seeds
Taking the seeds out of a pomegranate can seem like a daunting task, but there are some pretty good tips and tricks to make this a little easier. This method from BBC food I have found to be most effective.
- Roll the fruit first to loosen the seeds.
- Score around the middle and tear it open into halves.
- Hold each half over a bowl, seeds facing down and tap the skin with a wooden spoon, squeezing a little to release the seeds.
- Alternatively, score 4 lines from top to bottom to quarter the pomegranate.
- Submerge the pomegranate in a bowl of water and and pull apart the quarters, releasing the seeds with your hands.
- The pith will float and the seeds will sink. Remove the pith and discard, then drain the seeds.
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail Recipe
Making this pomegranate sparkling wine cocktail is simple and perfect for your New Year’s Eve celebration. These would be easy to make ahead. Simply pour the juice and St. Germain into each glass and when the guest is ready, top with sparkling wine or champagne.
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