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Well hey there! Happy Saturday!

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I have a special Saturday post! I made us some holiday drinks that I just had to find a place to share, and today was it! These drinks are perfect for that BIG holiday coming up on Thursday or that other BIG holiday coming up in T-minus thirty-three days (ahh, CHRISTMAS!).

I know I don’t usually do drinks, but this year I am so getting into them. I have people coming for Thanksgiving, and TONS of people coming for Christmas. All of these said people REALLY like their holiday drinks, so I figured that now is as good a time as any to start trying my hand at making some fun cocktails. So I’m starting things off simple with this easy Sparkling Pomegranate Punch. It’s basically sparkling pomegranate juice flavored with a little citrus, a little cider and then topped off with champagne. It couldn’t be simpler, which is really good for an amateur like me. If you wanted to also make this drink for kids, just swap the champagne for sparkling water or club soda.

OH, and I added some candied rosemary for a pop of color. It kind of love it!

And that’s all for today, keeping it short and sweet. Have a great weekend!

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Sparkling Pomegranate Punch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 184 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 (12 ounce) bottles apple cider use non-alcoholic if desired
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 (750ml) bottle champagne or sparkling wine OR sparkling water/club soda for a non-alcoholic version
  • couple dashes of orange bitters
  • arils from 1 pomegranate

Candied Rosemary

Instructions

  • In a large punch bowl, combine the pomegranate juice, orange juice, apple cider and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Place in the fridge to chill until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, slowly pour in the champagne (or whatever you choose to use) and a couple dashes of orange bitters. Gently mix to combine and then add the pomegranate arils. Ladle into glasses. Top each glass with a sprig of candied rosemary (recipe below). Alternately, you can ladle the punch into glasses before adding the champagne and then top each glass with champagne and pomegranate arils.

Candied Rosemary

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Gently run the rosemary under a little water to dampen it and place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the rosemary with sugar on all sides, making sure the rosemary is throughly coated in sugar all around. Allow to dry on the baking sheet for 1 hour. The rosemary can be made 1 day in advance and stored at room temperature.
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  1. Hi Tieghan,

    I LOVE all of your presentations and website! I want to make this for Christmas Eve but I don’t need to make it for a crowd so could you please tell me measurements for 1 and then I can adjust it for 4.

    THANK YOU and wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    1. hi there! Measurements for 1 are below. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan ?

      1/4 cup pomegranate juice
      2 tablespoons orange juice
      1/4 cup apple cider
      1 teaspoon lemon juice
      champagne or sparkling wine, for topping
      dash of orange bitters
      top with pomegranate arils

  2. Hey there! I’m planning to make this for my Christmas party this weekend, but….I’m not sure what this is:

    2 ounce bottles apple cider 12, use non-alcoholic if desired

    Is it supposed to be 2 x 12 oz. bottles? I’m metric, so I don’t know if 12 oz. would be a standard apple cider bottle?

    1. Silly me. I googled it. Yes, 12 oz = 355 mL which is a standard cider bottle.

      So that must be what it is…? 2 12 oz bottles of apple cider?

    2. It is 2 (12 ounce) bottles. So sorry for the confusion. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s ? 🙂

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  4. Thank you for this lovely recipe – I gave it a try for Christmas and it worked out great! I really love your blog: your images are stunning & your recipes inspired x

  5. I made this beautiful and tasty cocktail this weekend for a ladies Christmas party I hosted and it was a BIG hit! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am not sure what orange bitters is, will I find that in the wine section of the grocery store or will I need to go to an alcoholic beverage store??

    1. Hey Cheer,

      You have to buy orange bitters from a alcoholic beverage store. If that is tricky for you, you can omit this, but it does add great flavor. Let me know if you have any other questions.