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.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||13%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|