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Orange Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

This easy yet festive cocktail is the perfect way to ring in the New Year! Celebrate in style with these gorgeous and bright Orange Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails rimmed with gold glitter sprinkles! 

 

Orange Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail Recipe

 

I am SUPER excited that my friend Laura from Chocolate Covered Cheetah is here today to share this fantastic champagne cocktail with you! I have known Laura for years now – I actually forget how I came to know her, but we have been traveling in the same blogger circles for a while. I love her balance of healthy and indulgent recipes! A celebratory toast with this champagne cocktail to the new year seems especially poignant for me right now – we have much to be thankful for and we are definitely celebrating a new family member!

 

Hi! I’m Laura, I am the voice of Chocolate Covered Cheetah, a food focused blog with a variety of recipes for a balanced lifestyle! I’m so happy to be guest posting today for Jenni while she is on maternity leave! I’m so glad to meet all of you! 

 

Today I am sharing a NYE cocktail recipe! Really you could drink this Orange Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail for any occasion, but it has a fancy vibe making it perfect for NYE celebrations! 

 

New Years Eve Champagne Cocktail Recipe

 

Champagne is synonymous with celebration, which makes it the go-to beverage for New Years! You are either celebrating all the good things that have happened in the past year or you are celebrating saying “cya later 2017” and “hello to a brand new year”! 

 

Champagne Cocktail Drink Recipe - New Years Eve

 

The new year is a time for a fresh start. Lots of people go on diets, or resolve to be better people by volunteering more or giving more to charity, others vow to be nicer to their parents/spouses/friends. It is time for a re-set and time to look to the future in hopes of a prosperous year. 

 

That is where the pomegranate comes in! A lesser known symbol of celebration, the pomegranate represents prosperity. It was distinguished as such by the Ancient Egyptians and you can see it as a symbol in Greek Mythology. 

 

So it doesn’t seem like a bad idea that we’ve cracked one open to add it to our NYE cocktail! 

 

Start by making an orange pomegranate reduction, add that to a champagne flute, top with champagne, garnish with gold sprinkles, pomegranate seeds and orange rind and there you have it, a perfect cocktail to help ring in the New Year! I hope you enjoy this champagne cocktail! 

 

Orange Pomegranate Cocktail

 

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Orange Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

Orange Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail Drink Recipe
  • Author: Laura from Chocolate Covered Cheetah
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1 cup pomegranate juice

2 oranges

2 tbsp white sugar

gold sprinkles, optional

1 bottle champagne

¼ cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions

Pour pomegranate juice into a small, heavy bottomed sauce pan

Squeeze the juice of both oranges into the pan (about ½ cup), be careful not to let any seeds through

Add sugar, whisk

Bring to a boil over medium heat

Reduce, let simmer about 5 minutes, cool

While it’s cooling, if using the sprinkles, wet the rim of the champagne flute and dip the flute in a pile of sprinkles to coat the rim, set aside

Using a potato peeler, slice a few pieces of orange rind from the oranges to use as garnish

Pour of the cooled mixture into a champagne flute, top with champagne

Garnish with pomegranate seeds and orange rind

Cheers!

 

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Orange Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail Drink Recipe

 

I hope you will visit me over on my blog and follow me on Instagram! See you soon!

 

– Laura, Chocolate Covered Cheetah

 

Looking for other fun and festive ways to ring in the New Year? Check out these recipes:

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash 

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash

 

This easy & festive cocktails are the perfect way to ring in the New Year! Celebrate with this gorgeous and bright Orange Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail!

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