Sunday, November 29, 2009

a holiday cocktail



Over the weekend we made pomegranate mimosas. This cocktail is perfect for entertaining, as it can be prepared ahead of time (I recommend making at least 15 minutes in advance; the flavor improves with a little extra time to mix).

Pomegranate Mimosas

2 cups pomegranate juice, chilled
6 ounces elderflower liqueur
1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled

Mix the pomegranate juice and elderflower liqueur in a pitcher. Add the sparkling wine. Pour into Champagne flutes or wine glasses and serve.

Makes 8 cocktails

The festive red color and the pomegranate flavor make these perfect for the holiday season.

This recipe is from the Park Avenue Potluck Celebrations, a cookbook that benefits The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (via Melissa C. Morris).

15 comments:

Mel said...

weren't these delicious? i'm so glad you tried them. i love the red color too - perfect for the holidays.

Megan Gordon said...

We had something very, very similar for Thanksgiving...your post is a reminder to hunt down some elderflower liquor. I've been meaning to try it for awhile!

pve design said...

I love pomegranates and have been adding them to salads as well as festive sparkly beverages too!
Love your photos, I say that a lot!
pve

Purple Flowers said...

I've been drinking pomegrante juice for a while now,mixed w/cherry juice.
However, for our holiday gathering, I am going to try this recipe. I bet the scent alone is inviting.

Debra said...

Yum! I use lots of pomegrantes during their short season. I'll have to try these during the holidays! It felt like this long weekend went by in a flash!

Francesca said...

I can just imagine what a wonderful flavor a fall fruit and a summer flower must have combined together in a cocktail!

Ina in Alaska said...

Looks wonderful!! PS looks rainy outside, Lecia!! Nice day for making a gingerbread house...xoxo

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

mmmm....these look so good!

nicola@which name? said...

oh, yum! thank you for sharing. i am feeling sad this morning, too. lala and mike both had the entire week off last week, giving us 9 days of fabulous, much needed, restorative time together. i just sent them off and, well, finn and i are getting set to clean the house. fun.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Deidra said...

Yum! This may be the drink I serve at my annual holiday cookie exchange! Thanks for sharing!

Morwenna Ellis-Philips said...

Mmm pomegranate mimosas sound and look delish!
Morwenna xo

Mary-Laure said...

Oh yum, I love pomegranates' tart flavor, so refreshing.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I am serving pomegranate mimosas at my holiday hoo-ha (I have a cookie exchange party/brunch each year)! I just read the idea in a magazine this weekend (Southern Living? Could be...) I'm curious about the elderflower liqueur...I would have never thought to add that!

KPiep said...

Sounds yummy!

Becky said...

Yum, you know, we had these over the holidays! My sis-in-law made us a special meal one night, and these were our cocktails. We didn't have the elderflower, and we had a thin slice of lemon in each. Delicious! And boy do they go down easy.