Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegranate

Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegranate

Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegranate Juice are fresh, sweet, tart, and gorgeous

Pomegranate juice and seeds are in season in the late Fall and Winter which makes this cocktail perfect for the holidays. The good news is they are both available year round now so you can make this beauty anytime.

Ingredients for Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegrante

This easy 80 calorie cocktail needs just 4 ingredients, plus sugar for the rim of the glass

  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Prosecco
  • Pomegranate Seeds (also called arils)
  • Pink Sugar for the rim of the glass – we use pomegranate flavored sugar (see instructions below to make your own)

How to make Prosecco Cocktails:

This gorgeous cocktail could not be easier to make. It’s ready in 5-minutes!

Step One – Make the simple syrup

Simple syrup is just that – simple! The formula for simple syrup is one part sugar to one part water.

  • Add equal parts sugar and water to a small saucepan
  • Bring to a gentle boil until all of the sugar is dissolved
  • Cool to room temperature and refrigerate if not using immediately

Step Two – Make the flavored sugar for the rim of the glass

You can use plain white sugar for the rim of the glasses or make your own colored sugar. It’s easy to make colored sugar for the rim of any cocktail (or for desserts!). I made this sugar flavored with pomegranate juice for extra flavor and a gorgeous light pink color.

  • Add 1/2 cup of sugar to a small glass bowl or a small food processor
  • Pour in 1 Tablespoon of pomegranate juice
  • Blend until uniform in color
  • Spread blended sugar on a paper towel and let dry for about 15-30 minutes
  • If not using right away, store at room temperature tightly sealed
  • Lightly wet the rim of the cocktail glasses, turn upside down, and lightly coat with the sugar

Make sure to lightly wet the rim of the glass, turn upside down and coat with sugar

How to make colored flavored sugar
2 Sugared Cocktail glasses
Sugared rims for Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegranate

Step Three – Make the cocktail

  • Mix the pomegranate juice and simple syrup together and add to the sugared glasses
2 sugared cocktail glasses

Step Four – Finish with Prosecco

We chose Prosecco for this gorgeous Christmas cocktail but you could use Champagne or sparkling wine if preferred.

  • Slowly add the chilled Prosecco to each glass. Our glasses are 4 ounces, so we added 3 ounces
  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary, if desired
2 pomegranate cocktails and a bowl of pom seeds
Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegranate

How to Seed a Fresh Pomegranate:

Pomegranate seeds are also referred to as “arils”. The seeds are both tart and sweet. The seeds are sold chilled in most produce sections in small cups, but it is easy to de-seed a fresh pomegranate in your own kitchen.

Here are the 3 steps to de-seed a fresh pomegranate:

  1. Cut off the crown and then cut into 2 sections
  2. Place the sections in a bowl of water and gently loosen the seeds with your fingers
  3. Discard everything but the seeds and strain

Love Pom’s?

If you love pomegranates and have extra seeds, try our Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate and Goat Cheese or our Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Salad.

Looking for other Prosecco recipes?

If you are a Prosecco fan you will love our step-by-step guide to setting up a Mimosa Bar and making the perfect mimosa, including Pomegranate Mimosas. Or perhaps try our Classic Bellini Cocktail or Classic Aperol Spritz.

If you are interested in learning more about the differences between Champagne, Prosecco and Sparkling Wine check out our breakdown article by our certified Sommelier.

2 Prosecco Pomegranate Cocktails
Prosecco Pomegranate Cocktails garnished with Rosemary
Prosecco Pomegranate Cocktail with Rosemary sprig
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Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegranate

Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegranate Juice are fresh, sweet, tart, and gorgeous. Perfect for the holidays and brunch. Easy to make with just four ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Brunch, Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Cyndy Ufkes – The Art of Food and Wine

Ingredients

This recipe makes two 4-5 ounce cocktails

  • 2 ounce Pomegranate juice, chilled
  • 4 teaspoon simple syrup, chilled
  • 6 ounces Prosecco, well chilled
  • 1 teaspoon Pomegranate seeds
  • pink sugar for rims of glass
  • sprigs of rosemary for garnish

Instructions

  • Spread sugar onto a small plate
  • Lightly wet the rim of two 4-5 ounce cocktail glasses. Turn the glasses upside down and lightly coat the rims with the sugar
  • Combine pomegranate juice and simple syrup in a measuring cup with a spout, and then divide evenly into the sugared glasses
  • Slowly add the Prosecco to each glass
  • Add pomegranate seeds, and if desired, a sprig of rosemary for garnish

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