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.
- 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
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.