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... Read More
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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! Please leave a comment below to automatically enter your name into our drawing for a FREE bottle of Krug Champagne – a $200 value!!! Each comment left on a post on our website will count as a separate entry as will signing up for our weekly newsletter (please click here to sign up)! A winner will be announced Sunday, December 21st at 5pm EST and you’ll receive your bottle in time for New Year’s Eve so make your comment now. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more holiday wine recommendations and recipe ideas.
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.
Kick off your Summer soirée in style with a very special Fourth of July Cocktail – the Pomegranate-Aperol Royale! This super patriotic drink is a mixture of sparkling wine, Aperol and pomegranate juice garnished with fresh raspberries. It’s incredibly tasty and features Fourth of July’s signature red, white and blue colors. Aperol is a delicious Italian liqueur with a distinct, bright orange color that calls to mind a fabulous,... Read More
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If you’d like to kick off your Fourth of July celebration in style this year, give this patriotic cocktail a try! This special edition of Cocktail Couture features the Pomegranate-Aperol Royale, an enticing mixture of sparkling wine, Aperol, pomegranate juice and raspberries. In addition to being extremely tasty, this drink also features the signature colors of this most American of holidays: a blue sugared rim; ruby red pomegranate juice mixed with the clementine color of Aperol to create a dazzling, ruby red; and the “white” of the sparkling wine.
Aperol is an Italian liqueur with a very distinct, bright orange color which calls to mind a fiery South Florida sunset. It was created by the Barbieri brothers from Italy’s Veneto region and introduced to Italians at the International Fair of Padua in 1919. This Italian liqueur is an infusion of ingredients including bitter and sweet orange and a variety of carefully selected herbs and roots. The result is a delicious concoction which is simultaneously sweet, bitter, and herbal in nature. Aperol is actually quite similar to Campari just not as bitter, and for those who find Campari a little too intense, Aperol is an excellent alternative.
Our featured sparkling wine for our Pomegranate-Aperol Royale is the fabulous Limited Edition Chandon Blanc de Noirs Brut ($20). The festive red, white and blue limited edition bottle will make a stylish addition to your Fourth of July soirée! This sparkler is made from two red grape varieties, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and is delightfully fruit-driven and full-flavored. It is also made in the same method as Champagne, Methode Traditionelle, and can be enjoyed on its own or as part of our fabulous cocktail.
In order to keep your cocktails sufficiently chilled pop the fresh raspberries in the freezer the night before your party. They make a colorful, eye-catching garnish and are a delicious treat to enjoy as you finish your drink as well!
So greet your guests with Pomegranate-Aperol Royales and kick off your Fourth of July in patriotic style! The Limited Edition Chandon Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine is available at The Wine Atelier (click here for pricing information) and we are offering free local delivery for orders over $50 in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area and $10 shipping on any purchase of 4 bottles or more. Wishing you a very fabulous (and safe) Fourth of July weekend!
Fourth of July Pomegranate-Aperol Royale
Makes one drink
1 bottle of Chandon Limited Edition Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine
Put the blue sugar in a saucer or small, shallow dish. Squeeze the juice of one lime into a similar saucer or small, shallow dish. Dip the rim of the Champagne flute first into the lime juice and then immediately into the blue sugar to coat the rim evenly. Shake loose any excess.
Add one frozen raspberry to the bottom of a flute. Pour equal amounts Aperol and pomegranate juice so together they occupy 1/4 of the glass. Gently pour the chilled sparkling wine to fill the rest of the glass. Pouring gently increases the chance of keeping the red and white layers separate. Enjoy!
**To make blue sugar for the rim, add a half cup of regular sugar to a container with a tight fitting lid. Add approximately 3-5 drops of blue food coloring to the sugar in the container, fasten the lid and shake vigorously until all the sugar is colored blue. You can always add more food coloring if you feel the blue isn’t dark enough, just be sure to shake it really well to evenly distribute the color.