Want a delicious, classy cocktail that everyone at your holiday party will love? My Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail is made with sweet blood orange slices, pomegranate juice and seeds, citrus vodka and topped with Champagne. This libation is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and fantastic for brunch, too!
Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or maybe a holiday party with friends and family? At one point or another, I’ve hosted pretty much all of these types of events, with family, friends or a mixing both. My general thoughts on the success of a party is to have ample amounts of alcohol! I say this for a few reasons; 1) It’s not really a party without drinks (its really just an after-hours meeting); 2) alcohol is typically a great way to break the ice, especially with people that don’t know each other well (great for mixing of said “friends and family”); and 3) the holidays are a perfect time for a fantastic, well crafted cocktail! With these reasons in mind, I give you the Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail!
This cocktail is perfect for just about every gathering imaginable! Great with pre-Thanksgiving dinner appetizers, wonderful for a holiday brunch (think of an even yummier version of a mimosa!), and fantastic for a holiday cocktail party! Anyway you serve this drink, your guests will be dazzled with this glamorous, yet super-easy drink!
I would recommend having all of these ingredients on hand for the day of your event. Perhaps putting together a small drink station with the orange slices, pomegranate seeds and juice, rosemary sprigs, along with the liquors and Champagne. You would be able to easily mix up these cocktails for your guests, however, this drink is simple enough for your guests to mix on their own as well. You could also nominate one of your friends or family members to be the “bartender or mixologist” for the day or evening. They could make sure everyone had a properly crafted cocktail and could also be in charge of freshening drinks for your guests.
When stopping at my local liquor store to pick up vodka, I noticed that Skyy actually makes a Blood Orange flavored vodka! I immediately picked up a bottle. If you cannot find Blood Orange, simply use a citrus or orange flavored vodka instead. I also added a bit of Cointreau, which is an orange liqueur, for some additional citrus flavor.
The slices of blood orange, in addition to the pomegranate seeds adds some amazing color to this cocktail! The sprig of fresh rosemary is a wonderfully fragrant addition, and completes this cocktail perfectly!
Here’s exactly what you need to make this amazing drink:
As we approach the holiday season, I hope you get the chance to gather together with your family and friends to give thanks and celebrate all the wonderful blessings that grace your lives. Cheers! ~Erin