I had so much fun creating this sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail!
This bubbly cocktail is super easy to make and will look so festive at any of your Christmas get togethers or a holiday party.
It’s menu day for my dinner club and this month we’re sharing ideas and recipes for a Christmas breakfast gathering.
If you’re coming over from Stacy at Bricks N Blooms, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.
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Christmas breakfast menu
This months menu…..
Breakfast Sausage Crescent Rolls
Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole
Pistachio Cream Cheese Veggie Spread
Peanut Butter Pie
Sparkling Pomegranate and Rosemary Christmas Cocktail
a vintage tablescape for Christmas breakfast
I used some of my vintage treasures and thrifted finds to create the tablescape for our Christmas breakfast.
You can read all about it here…
the last few recipes I’ve shared
In case you have missed my last few recipes, I made a cute and simple Christmas tree charcuterie board that would be perfect for any holiday gathering.
These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting would be great for your Thanksgiving dinner.
And this cranberry orange cake is SO moist, delicious and easy to make. It can be made as a bundt cake, cupcakes or bread loaf. It makes a great hostess or neighbor gift for the holidays.
ingredients for sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail
1 1/2 ounces dry gin
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup (more if you prefer sweeter drinks)
1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
3 ounces sparkling wine or champagne
Pomegranate arils and a sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish (you can remove the arils/seeds from a fresh pomegranate or purchase the seeds in the produce section of the grocery store)
directions for Christmas cocktail
Pour gin into individual glasses. (see serving variation below)
Squeeze lemon juice into glass.
Add rosemary simple syrup, and pomegranate juice and stir.
Top of with sparkling wine or champagne.
Garnish the top of cocktail with sprigs of rosemary and pomegranate seeds.
rosemary simple syrup
To make rosemary simple syrup…
Add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil and add 4-5 sprigs rosemary.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Pour the mixture through a strainer and discard rosemary sprigs.
Store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Sparkling Pomegranate and Rosemary Cocktail
- 1 1/2 ounce dry gin
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup
- 1 1/2 ounce pomegranate juice
- 3 ounces sparkling wine or champagne
- pomegranate seeds and rosemary sprig for garnish
festive serving idea for a holiday cocktail
To add a fun element to my Christmas cocktail, I served them in a glass ornament ball.
Remove the metal top from your ornament. Then, you will want to wash the inside of the ornament.
Mix all of the ingredients, except the sparkling wine into a separate glass or cocktail shaker. I used a glass measuring cup.
Since the ornament is round, obviously it won’t stand up on it’s own.
Place your ornament ball inside a martini glass, or any cocktail glass that will hold the ornament.
Using a funnel inserted into the hole of the ornament, pour your drink mixture inside the ornament, then top off with the sparkling wine or champagne.
Insert a straw for drinking and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. You can also float pomegranate seeds in the drink, as well.
Another option for serving, is to pour the drink from the ornament ball into the glass if you prefer to drink it this way.
You can even sugar the rim of the glass for a little something extra. Run a cut lemon around the edge of the glass, then dip in a plate of sugar.
These delicious cocktails make such a festive drink and beautiful presentation for your holiday celebration.
variations for sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail
You can substitute the pomegranate juice for cranberry juice, if you prefer. I actually found a mixture from Ocean Spray that is pomegranate and cranberry, that I used for my cocktail. But, I have made it with just pomegranate juice.
You can also substitute vodka for the gin, if you prefer and a dry prosecco for the sparkling wine or champagne.
And if you don’t care for rosemary, you can substitute plain simple syrup.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe for sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail, and try one for yourself.
Next up, on the menu is Jen from Midwest Life and Style with breakfast sausage crescent rolls.
Click on the link at the bottom of each photo to see all of the delicious recipes.
blessings and happy holidays,
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