Pomegranate Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

  • PrepTime: 3 Mins
  • CookTime: 0 Mins
  • TotalTime: 3 Mins

Ingredient

  1. 1 ounce pomegranate liqueur (Pama)
  2. 1 ounce ​orange liqueur
  3. 1 ounce ​orange juice
  4. 3 ounces ​Champagne

Instruction

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the pomegranate and orange liqueurs as well as the orange juice.
  3. Slowly add the Champagne, stirring gently.
  4. Strain into a Champagne flute.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Note

  1. If you like, you can also simply pour the first three ingredients into the flute, stir, then top with Champagne. That works best if all ingredients are chilled beforehand.
  2. For the orange liqueur, choose a premium brand that matches the quality of Pama. Any of the main styles will work out just fine, including orange curaçao, triple sec, and brandy-based options like Grand Marnier.
  3. True French Champagne is not required. Instead, you can use any sparkling wine; Prosecco and Cava are good budget-friendly options.
  4. Fresh-squeezed orange juice will make a better pomegranate poinsettia. The average orange yields between 2 and 3 ounces of juice, so a single piece of fruit is enough for a few cocktails.
  5. For quick party service, mix equal parts of the first three ingredients in a large batch and store it in a chilled pitcher. When it's time to serve, simply pour from the pitcher and top each glass with Champagne.
  6. If you want to add a garnish, drop a few pomegranate arils (the seeds) into each glass or drape an elegant orange twist over the rim.
  7. To knock the cocktail's strength down a notch, pour pomegranate juice rather than the liqueur.
  8. You can also make a nonalcoholic version of the pomegranate poinsettia for guests who don't drink. Simply skip the orange liqueur, pour pomegranate juice, and switch from wine to sparkling grape juice.