Two step pomegranate champagne cocktails are a sparkling, festive way to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year. Originally published December 2015. Last updated December 2022.
I make an effort to celebrate New Year's Eve in some way, big or small, each and every year. In addition to representing the transition from one trip around the sun to the next, it's my parents' wedding anniversary. New Year's celebrations at home inspired this easy pomegranate champagne drink as the pomegranate is symbolic of rebirth. Let's get into it!
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What You'll Need for this Recipe
The ingredient here are few and very flavorful. Here's what to add to your grocery list.
- Pomegranate Juice
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Simple Syrup (optional)
Pomegranate juice is tart and very lightly sweet. If you are unfamiliar with its flavor or prefer your cocktails on the sweeter side, I recommend adding a splash of simple syrup. Sipping this drink through a sugar rim is enough for me and I'll teach you how to do that below. Keep scrolling!
How to Make a Sugar Rim on a Champagne Flute
Ingredients you'll need to create a sugared cocktail rim are a piece of citrus fruit and sugar. That's it! Just run a wedge of fruit around the edge of the flute and juice will stick to it. Avoid squeezing so that the juice doesn't drip and run down the sides. I pour sugar into a small bowl or ramekin and dip the prepped glass inside. Then just twist until the juice picks up a satisfactory collar of crystals.
Can I use granulated sugar for a sugar rim? I actually prefer to use sanding sugar or sugar sprinkles for rimming cocktail glasses. Granulated sugar is sometimes too fine in texture to stand up to the citrus juice. Just like with diamonds, bigger sugar crystals also stand out better against the glass and look more sparkly.
Tips & Tools
I use a jigger to measure out the pomegranate juice and simple syrup. If you don't have access to one, a shot glass will work nearly as well. Grab a bar spoon to gently stir the cocktails so that each sip is identical from top to bottom. If you aren't finishing a full bottle of champagne, invest in a preserver. And if you're serving for a crowd, pour into a pitcher or drink dispenser for easy hands off hosting.
Serving the Champagne Pomegranate Cocktail
On the flip side of an easy champagne cocktail for NYE, this is basically a pomegranate mimosa, which brings us into New Year's brunch cocktail territory. Looking for a big batch champagne cocktail recipe? You can multiply this out to make a pitcher's worth of drinks to ring into the year with a group. In any case, serve in champagne flutes. It's only right.
I even like this as an easy mimosa recipe for Christmas morning because it's fittingly festive with the deep ruby color and sparkling sugar rim. And this can be made into a pomegranate mocktail by swapping in sparkling water or club soda for the champagne so everyone can enjoy a sip! Age appropriate bubbles were a NYE anniversary tradition for my whole family to celebrate each December 31st.
More Champagne Cocktails to Toast With
I hope you'll raise a glass of easy pomegranate mimosa or pom champagne cocktail in celebration very soon. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this fruity new year's cocktail recipe for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
- 1.5 ounce pomegranate juice
- ¾ ounce simple syrup optional
- 6 ounces champagne chilled
- pomegranate arils for garnish
- Pour pomegranate juice into a champagne flute.
- Add in simple syrup, if desired.
- Top up glass with champagne, stir gently, and sprinkle in pomegranate arils to garnish. Serve immediately.
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