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.

  • 2Servings


  • 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.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 240
  • Carbohydrate Content: 43 g
  • Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 37 mg
  • Sugar Content: 40 g