Just in time for New Years Eve, I’m bringing back my favorite drink recipe. If ever there were a drink to define the holidays, it is this Pomegranate Spritzer: the colors of red and green, the fragrance of fruit and evergreen, and the taste of a sweet present under the tree. This Pomegranate Spritzer is gift wrapped and ready to serve to your New Years guests. And the beauty of this one is that it works just as well with or without alcohol.
When the holidays roll around, there are a few select ingredients that just heighten the festive spirit around the Graham house. Sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and cranberries are on the list, but pomegranate is right at the top. Stacks of pomegranates fill the produce bins of all the markets around town, and we load up. We seem to find an infinite list of recipes to use the juice, pulp, and seeds of these little treasure chests of flavor, but this holiday drink has elevated the fruit to new heights.
The genius of this easy cocktail recipe for Pomegranate Spritzer is combining the pure juice blended with a shot of pomegranate liqueur along with vodka and topped with a spritz of sparkling Prosecco. Served over ice and garnished with pomegranate seeds, a slice of lime, and a sprig of fresh rosemary, your New Years will get off to a festive start.
Bring out this Pomegranate Spritzer at your New Years party and just listen to the rave reviews.
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or bottled pomegranate juice, such as POM
- 1 (1.5-ounce) jigger pomegranate liqueur
- 1 (1.5-ounce) jigger vodka
- Prosecco or sparkling wine
- Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
- Slice of lime, for garnish
- Sprig of rosemary, for garnish
- In a large glass filled with ice, add the pomegranate juice, and top with the liqueur and vodka. Stir the glass to combine. Pour enough sparkling wine to fill the glass. Stir again. Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds, a slice of lime, and a sprig of rosemary.
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