Dessert and drink styling is a trend that I have come to love immensely over the past year. So, for Christmas this year I decided I wanted to add a fun cocktail to our pre-dinner menu. After searching google and Pinterest for a flavor combination that would please the palate of many of the adults in my family, I stumbled upon a pomegranate champagne cocktail. There were not any hard-to-find ingredients, and the mixing process seemed simple, so I was sold!
When it came to styling this drink, I wanted to add some glitz and glam. I found these fun red drink stirrers at Target, and the gold sprinkles at Michaels. The glasses were really special, because they were my Nana's champagne glasses. My mom told me that years ago, this was the typical shape of a champagne glass instead of today's fluke. Isn't that cool? I dipped the glasses in the pomegranate syrup (recipe below) before dipping them in the sprinkles to ensure the sprinkles would stick. Finally, I added some of the pomegranate seeds to the drink for extra flavor and design.
Everyone in my family, both men and women, loved this drink! Here is the recipe in case any of y'all want to recreate it. Although it fit perfectly with my Christmas design, this drink could be easily adapted to other holidays and celebrations. Enjoy!
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
One bottle of champagne
Pomegranate Syrup (half simple syrup* and half pomegranate juice)
Gold sprinkles for rimming the glass
*Simple Syrup: equal parts water and sugar (1 cup each) heated slowly until it reaches a syrup consistency
- Pour a drizzle of pomegranate syrup into a bowl, and pour the gold sprinkles into another bowl. Dip the rim of the glasses in the syrup first, and then into the sprinkles. Make sure you only dip the top of the rim in the syrup and sugar so there is a thin sugar lining on the top of the glass. Stand upright to dry.
- Spoon one teaspoon of pomegranate seeds into the bottom of the glass.
- Pour two teaspoons of pomegranate syrup into the glass.
- Pour the champagne into the glass until it is right below the sugar rim of the glass.
- Mix with a drink stirrer so the flavors combine, and enjoy!