Lets get started on the New Year with a sparkling cocktail :-)
For the annual Christmas lunch for "The Wonderful Women"´we also need a sparkling cocktail to start of with. Either serving a glass of "plain" sparkling wine or a cocktail is for me an excellent way of saying welcome to my guests. So when I saw this recipe on Pomegranate Aperitif in the monthly magazine "Samvirke", issue December 2014, I knew at once, that this should be welcoming cocktail for my lovely girl friends due to the use of sparkling wine and pomegranate, which really is in season now. And on top the pomegranate juice is having such an excellent red colour, which was fitting perfect into the Christmas season !
You will need 1 big pomegranate in order to make 4 of these drinks, as it is a combination of both pomegranate juice and pomegranate kernels. I started off by taking 8 tablespoons pomegranate, which were needed for decoration, before I used my new best friend the juicer to make freshly pressed pomegranate juice. The pomegranate juice can be replaced by cranberry juice.
Pomegranate Aperitif: - 1 cocktail
- 2 cl pomegranate juice
- 2 cl gin
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate kernels
- sparkling wine
- Pour pomegranate juice, gin and pomegranate kernel into a champagne glass.
- Fill the remaining of the glass up with sparkling wine.
- Cheers :-)