Need a festive drink for your holiday party? Pomegranates are currently in season and make the perfect ingredient for holiday beverages. We have two sparkly recipes (one family-friendly mocktail and one grown-up cocktail) that showcase this beautiful fruit. Cheers!
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
From Food & Wine
Makes 10-12 servings
2 oranges, thinly sliced crosswise
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
3/4 cup late-harvest white wine, such as late-harvest Riesling, chilled
Ice cubes, for serving
Two 750-milliliter bottles sparkling wine, chilled
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup diced fresh pineapple (1/2 inch)
1 cup pomegranate juice
In a punch bowl, dissolve the sugar in the pomegranate juice, stirring vigorously. Add the sparkling wine and late-harvest white wine, then add the orange slices, diced pineapple and pomegranate seeds. Serve the sparkling pomegranate punch over ice cubes.
Makes 8 Servings
1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled
1 750 milliliter bottle sparkling apple juice or cider, chilled
Pomegranate seeds* (optional)
Add 2 tablespoons of the juice to each of eight champagne flutes. Divide sparkling cider among the flutes. If desired, garnish with pomegranate seeds.