‘Tis the season for celebrations! What is more perfectly suited to celebrating than Champagne (or Prosecco or Cava…)?
But – if you come to my house, because I am not a Real Housewife of Orange County, you are probably not going to be served Veuve Clicquot… One of my go-to bottles to buy in bulk is La Marca Prosecco – I think it is really tasty for the price point. But because I like to serve budget-friendly sparkling wine, I usually dress it up a bit! Plus, this is the time of year to get a bit fancy…
The other key element I need in my party cocktail is ease of assembly. A holiday party is not the time for spanking mint or igniting orange peel. If I can’t point my guests in the direction of the bar and know they will be able to assemble their own cocktail without burning down my house – it isn’t the holiday party cocktail for me!
This cute little cocktail has everything needed: easy to make, just fancy enough, a great pop of color and (of course), super tasty! Plus, guests can really customize to their liking!
- Sparkling wine (I used Prosecco)
- St. Germain
Remove the seeds from the pomegranate, put half of them in a pretty bowl with a small spoon to use as cocktail garnish. Put the remaining seeds in a blender and blend into a pulp. Strain the pulp (to separate the seeds from the juice) into a pretty, small pitcher.
To assemble the drink, pour the sparkling wine into a flute (about half to two-thirds full), add St. Germain and pomegranate juice to taste. Spoon several pomegranate seeds into the flute (this is super fun, they sort of bob and dance). And enjoy!