Spiced Pomegranate Royales
For a romantic alternative to the mimosa, try this twist on a kir royale (a cocktail made with crème de cassis and sparkling wine). You can also switch out the cinnamon for star anise to make a more exotic cocktail.
2 cups pomegranate juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 Tbs. chopped candied ginger
1 cup sparkling wine or seltzer water
2 Tbs. pomegranate seeds
- Bring pomegranate juice, cinnamon stick, and candied ginger to a boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until reduced to 1 cup. Strain liquid, and discard cinnamon stick and ginger. Cool, then chill.
- Pour 1/2 cup pomegranate mixture in each of two champagne glasses. Top off each glass with 1/2 cup sparkling wine, and garnish each with 1 Tbs. pomegranate seeds.