Holiday Cocktail Couture: Pomegranate-Rosemary Royale!

Looking for the perfect cocktail to serve at your holiday soirée? Well look no further, the delicious and festive Pomegranate-Rosemary Royale is an excellent choice!

This creative, yet easy to make cocktail is a combination of rosemary-infused simple syrup (which can be made a day or two in advance), pomegranate juice, and sparkling wine garnished with glistening, ruby red pomegranate seeds and/or rosemary sprigs. I love how it incorporates both the flavors and colors of the holiday season.

For this cocktail I like to use Prosecco (for our recommendation please click here); it’s best to enjoy your expensive Champagne on its own and this Italian sparkler is much more cost effective as well. In the interest of time, I like to double the batch, just to be sure I have enough and feel free to experiment with the ratio of ingredients to suit your tastes. Alternatively, if you’re more of a martini person, you can substitute vodka for the sparkling wine and serve the drink in a martini glass garnished with a rosemary sprig. Ah so many options, so little time!

I hope you enjoy this Holiday edition of Cocktail Couture (for other installments, please click here) and I’d love to hear what you think of this drink or if you have a favorite holiday cocktail! Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more holiday wine recommendations and recipe ideas.




“Pomegranate-Rosemary Royale”
Serves 4

1/4 cup water
1 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
2 cups Prosecco or other sparkling wine
Pomegranate seeds for garnish

1. Combine 1/4 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add the rosemary; let stand 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a small bowl; discard solids.
2. Pour 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice and 1 tablespoon rosemary syrup into 4 Champagne glasses. Top each serving with 1/2 cup sparkling wine. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve immediately.

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