The New Year’s Eve, Citrus Pomegranate Champagne Twist. Fresh mint, winter citrus, pomegranate juice, and a splash of orange liquor. Topped off with ginger beer and bubbly champagne. This drink is so easy to create, simply mix everything together for a festive holiday cocktail that’s perfectly sweetened, and so delicious! This drink can be made ahead of time for easy New Year’s Eve entertaining. Tip? Make the punch variation to serve to family and friends. The perfect fun and pretty cocktail to help us ring in the New Year!

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Figured we’d go out with a real sparkle, you know?

Over the past few months, I’ve shared more cocktails than in any other year…in fact, we haven’t missed one cocktail Saturday since October! That’s three months of fun and festive holiday drinks. But as always December’s drinks have been my favorite to share. And my very favorite drink yet? I think that title has to go to the Frosted Mistletoe Margarita. I just LOVE everything about that cocktail, but this Champagne twist? It just might top that margarita. Something about this one feels oh so special. And yes, it’s delicious.

Question for you all, what’s been your personal favorite?

Now, obviously, it’s not Saturday, but I wanted to leave you all with one last celebratory drink to help us ring in the New Year. Nothing screams New Years’ like a champagne cocktail, so here we are! And since we’ll be taking a break from the cocktails come January, I thought why not end with one last fun cocktail?! It just felt like the right thing to do!

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Onto the details.

Champagne cocktails require almost no work, but they’re always so much fun.

This one is a simple mix of fresh wintery blood orange juice, pomegranate, and sweet orange liquor, which I think is key. It makes this cocktail almost like a champagne margarita, which yes, is every bit as delicious as it sounds.

I topped off each drink with spicy, sweet gingery beer and then that bubbly champagne. I feel like New Year’s Eve cannot be complete without a bottle of champagne, it just seems like a must.

SIMPLE, but GOOD.

You can also make this as a punch for serving guests. If doing so, I would probably recommend doubling the recipe, depending on how many people you plan to serve…or if you just know your family will be going back for seconds.

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And as for the blood oranges, well they’re just starting to come into season, and they’re the prettiest citrus out there! Their red hue is super festive, so again, a must! Add a little pomegranate juice to “seal the deal” and you have the perfect New Year’s Eve drink. It’s easy to mix up, impressive, and every bit as delicious as it looks.

Hoping you guys all enjoy this one!! See you tomorrow for the very, very final post of 2020!!!

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Looking for other easy New Year’s Eve drinks? Here are my favorites: 

Pomegranate Champagne Mule

Frosted Mistletoe Margarita

The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail

Lastly, if you make this Citrus Pomegranate Champagne Twist, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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The Recipe

Citrus Pomegranate Champagne Smash

The perfect make-ahead, fun, easy, delicious, and pretty cocktail to help us ring in the New Year!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • juice from 1/2 a blood orange or regular orange
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (orange liquor)
  • 2 ounces ginger beer (optional)
  • champagne or Prosecco, chilled, for topping
  • pomegranate arils and orange slices, for serving

Instructions

  1. 1. In a cocktail shaker or glass jar, combine the mint, pomegranate juice, orange juice, and Cointreau. Fill with ice and shake 1 minute to infuse the drink.

    2. Strain into champagne or wine glass filled with ice. Add the ginger beer and top with the champagne. Serve with pomegranate arils, orange slices, and mint. Drink and enjoy!

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4.24 from 76 votes

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The Recipe

Citrus Pomegranate Champagne Punch

The perfect make-ahead, fun, easy, delicious, and pretty cocktail to help us ring in the New Year!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • juice from 2 blood oranges or 2 regular oranges
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) Cointreau (orange liquor)
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans ginger beer, chilled (optional)
  • 1 (750ml) bottle champagne, chilled
  • pomegranate arils and orange slices, for serving

Instructions

  1. 1. In a pitcher, combine the mint, pomegranate juice, orange juice, and Cointreau. Stir to combine. Chill until ready to serve, at least 1 hour.

    2. Pour into champagne or wine glasses filled with ice. To each drink, add the ginger beer and top with the champagne. Serve with pomegranate arils, orange slices, and mint. Drink and enjoy!

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