Quick and colorful, a prosecco pomegranate spritz can be your signature cocktail this holiday season. And with half the glass full of pomegranate juice, it’s less caloric than a traditional cocktail. Not that calories count in December. A little elf told me that one, but I’m not sure I believe it. (Whole 30, see you in January!)
We like to serve these as an aperitif before a holiday dinner party. They’re quick to mix up and if you use my favorite prosecco from Trader Joe’s, they’re also inexpensive. Drop in some pomegranate seeds for a colorful touch and hand over the cocktail to an appreciative guest.
Here’s a tip: Give these a name change for Christmas brunch and call them pomegranate mimosas. I have a hunch the tired adults at the brunch table will not complain.
Prosecco Pomegranate Spritz
- 3 ounces chilled prosecco
- 3 ounces chilled pomegranate juice
- Optional garnishes: Lime twists pomegranate seeds, rosemary sprigs, sugar to dip the rims
- Combine the prosecco and pomegranate juice in a champagne flute. I like to add the prosecco first so the bubbles have a chance to settle. If you'd like to make a larger batch in a punch bowl, use equal parts sparkling wine and juice. Spanish cava, champagne and prosecco all work well in this refreshing and colorful cocktail.
[…] of the holidays I think bubbly so a festive champagne cocktail is right up my alley. We made this prosecco pomegranate spritz recipe for a dinner party the other night and it was a hit! I’m hosting an ornament party later this […]