Spiced Pomegranate Royales

A romantic twist on the Kir Royale

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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.



  • 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
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • 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