Pomegranate Ginger Champagne – cocktail of the month

Hopefully by now you’ve already tried our last cocktail of the month, the Honey Apple Martini. But ’tis the season for bubbly so we’ve got a new reigning champ. I found this recipe a few years ago at Epicurous, which they got from Bon Appetit (my new favorite magazine), and now it’s at wht! The pomegranate adds tartness, the ginger-spice, with just a splash of orange for a burst of sweetness (juice and liqueur). This takes a little bit of time, but is super easy to make and really makes a big impact.

Pomegranate Ginger Champagne Cocktail

1 cup pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/4-inch-thick slice fresh ginger
4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon Cointreau or other orange liqueur (I’ve skipped this a few times with fine results)
1 750-ml bottle brut Champagne, well chilled

Boil first 3 ingredients in heavy small saucepan until syrup is reduced to 1/3 cup, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Cool.
Pour 4 teaspoons pomegranate syrup, 1 tablespoon orange juice, and 1/4 teaspoon Cointreau into each of four 6-ounce Champagne flutes. Fill each with 2/3 cup Champagne. Makes about 4 drinks. My suggestion? Double it-at least!

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Written by Stef Andrews

9 Comments

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    Tyna Werner

    All right, this might be a bit much for a drink recipe, but let me say, this is one yummy drink! A perfect holiday drink that everyone will love, plus it looks so pretty and festive. We had them last year (I think) for our Christmas celebration and Stef is right – double or triple the amounts – they went fast.

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    irene

    YUMMMMMMMM yum yummmy! You know, I’m still not over wanting the Honey Apple Martini! Now I’m also wanting this beauty! You know what that means? It means, I may find myself in trouble two fisting these lovelies very soon! Oh, you know I’m all talk and no action- anymore! HA! I will look forward to having this as well! They surely will enhance any holiday gathering!!
    Merry Christmas EVERYONE!

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