Toast your next special occasion with this sweet, tart, and bubbly pomegranate champagne cocktail! This sparkling cocktail only uses three ingredients, or five if you include the festive garnishes!
I debated whether or not to make a cocktail for New Year’s Eve this year, but how could I not? We have to have something bubbly to toast the New Year with and what better than this pomegranate champagne cocktail!
You only need 3 ingredients to make this bubbly cocktail, 5 if you want the fun garnishes. I highly recommend the garnishes. They really add something special.
Ingredients For Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
- champagne or prosecco
- pomegranate juice
- Cointreau or Grand Marnier – this is a sweet orange liquor if you aren’t familiar with it
- pomegranate seeds
- fresh rosemary – adds a nice herbal essence when you sip the cocktail.
How To Make Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
This is such an easy cocktail to make and you can easily make a whole bunch of them at one time since there’s minimal ingredients.
Start by adding some pomegranate seeds to the bottom of the champagne flute. I like to add the seeds first so there isn’t any splashing when you drop them in. Top the seeds with the Cointreau and pomegranate juice.
Finish off the cocktail by pouring in the champagne until the flute is nearly full. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and serve.
Tips For The Perfect Champagne Cocktail
- Select your bubbly – Champagne is the obvious choice for this cocktail, but you can also use Prosecco or Cava. Prosecco is Italian sparkling wine and Cava is Spanish sparkling wine. They are usually less expensive than champagne as well. There’s no need to spend a ton of money on the champagne since you’re adding mixers to it. You can find good champagne for $20-$30.
- Use a champagne flute – It’s not just for looks and to make you feel fancy, there’s actually a reason behind it. Your cocktail will stay bubbly longer because the flutes are narrow and there’s less surface area for the drink to go flat.
- Tip the champagne flute as you pour – Tipping the flute at an angle as you pour the champagne will help prevent it from bubbling over the top. On the same note, pour the champagne slowly.
- Chill the ingredients – Make sure the champagne, pomegranate juice, and Cointreau are well chilled before making the cocktail. You can even chill the champagne flutes for an extra frosty drink. Don’t add ice as it will dilute the flavor.
How To Make A Non-Alcoholic Version
If you want make turn this champagne cocktail into a mocktail, all you need to do is swap the champagne for sparkling white grape juice or even soda water.
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail Variations
- Swap pomegranate juice for cranberry juice
- Use sweetened lime juice in place of the Cointreau
- Rim the champagne glasses with sugar for a sweeter cocktail
- Garnish with fresh mint instead of rosemary
More Champagne Cocktail Recipes
- Champagne and Raspberry Ice Cream Floats
- Raspberry Sorbet Bellinis
- Cranberry Orange Mimosas
- Apple Cider Mimosas
- Pomegranate French 75
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice
- 3-4 ounces champagne, enough to fill the flute
- Pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary for garnish
- Add some pomegranate seeds to the bottom of the champagne flute. Pour in the Cointreau and pomegranate juice. Fill the rest of the champagne flute with champagne and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a registered dietician for the most accurate nutritional information.