Portmanteau Cocktail Recipe

Bright, bubbly, and ruby-red, this sparkling cocktail is a perfect party drink for the holidays.

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

While we love an Aperol spritz or good old Prosecco-plus-St-Germain, you might want something a bit warmer and richer in a holiday sparkling drink. Gently sweet, jammy ruby port, pomegranate juice, and bubbles are a gorgeous combination, and the drink comes together in seconds. The result almost reminds us of the sparkling red wine Lambrusco.

Reprinted with permission from Be Your Own Bartender: A Surefire Guide to Finding (and Making) Your Perfect Cocktail by Carey Jones and John McCarthy, copyright © 2018. Published by Countryman Press.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Makes: 1 drink (see note)

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  • 1 ounce (30ml) pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce (30ml) ruby port
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 3 ounces (90ml) sparkling wine
  • One 1-​inch round lemon peel, for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients except lemon peel in a flute. Spritz a 1-​inch round of lemon peel, skin side down, over the surface of the drink and discard.


To make a large batch of this drink, ensure the sparkling wine is well chilled. In a pitcher without ice, combine all ingredients, multiplied by your number of guests, then serve and garnish as directed.

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