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.
This beautiful drink is our favorite easy Christmas Prosecco Cocktail. It’s great for holiday gatherings because you can prepare the glasses ahead of time and just top off with the bubbly right before serving. We love easy stress-free party ideas!
Ingredients for Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegrante
This easy 97 calorie cocktail needs just 4 ingredients, plus sugar for the rim of the glass and a festive sprig of rosemary.
- Pomegranate Juice
- Simple Syrup – see easy peasy instructions below
- Prosecco – any quality brand will work, or sub in champagne!
- Pomegranate Seeds (also called arils)
- Pink Sugar for the rim of the glass – we use pomegranate flavored sugar for extra flavor (see instructions below to make your own) but any pink or red sugar will work
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 or pre-colored 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
Step Three – Make the cocktail
- Mix the pomegranate juice and simple syrup together and add to the sugared glasses
Step Four – Finish with Prosecco
We chose Prosecco for this gorgeous Christmas cocktail but you could use Champagne or sparkling wine if preferred. You could also use non-alcoholic sparkling wine for an easy “mocktail”.
- 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
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:
- Cut off the crown and then cut into 2 sections
- Place the sections in a bowl of water and gently loosen the seeds with your fingers
- Discard everything but the seeds and strain
- The seeds can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days until you are ready to use them
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.
Prosecco Cocktails with Pomegranate
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
- 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
Perfect cocktail for the Holidays! Can’t wait to serve it on Christmas Eve!
Love this cocktail!! It was super easy to make and turned out great! It’s so festive and great for the holidays!
This is so easy and quick to make. Love the color and the presentation. Perfect when chilling out with family.
Pomegranate Cocktails are just the essence of the holiday spirit! LOVE this!
I love cooking with pomegranates in persian cuisine but this was my first time having it as part of a cocktail. Very unique and refreshing.
Thank you Clara – I love cooking with pomegranates too!
Hi, plan on making these for Christmas 🎄 love those glasses, can you share where you purchased those??
Hi – I found them at an antique store. I wish I would have bought more of them!
Everything about prosecco calls my name, like Moana calls the sea. Can’t wait to raise a glass with this cocktail!
What a perfect cocktail for the holidays!! Saving this one thanks for the recipe!
Perfect timing! I typically stalk the grocery stores all fall, eagerly waiting for pomegranates to show up … and I’m just now starting to be able to find them! This festive and super-easy drink will be perfect for bringing much-needed holiday cheer to celebrations this year – thank you!
I love it. Awesome color, delicious combinations and best Cocktail to make me feel special.
So you had me at PROSECCO but that flavored sugar on the rim is amazing!