Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktails

Have a romantic night in, and toast each other with a colorful cocktail. Stir pomegranate juice into vodka, add simple syrup, and pour over ice. Topped off with sparkling wine and a sprinkling of jewel-like pomegranate seeds, these drinks will start the evening on a celebratory note.

  • Yield: Makes 2
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktails

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) vodka
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) fresh or bottled pomegranate juice
  • 3 ounces (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) sparkling wine
  • Garnish: pomegranate seeds

Directions

  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Let cool.

  2. Combine vodka, pomegranate juice, and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) sugar syrup. Divide among 2 tall ice-filled glasses. Top each with sparkling wine, and garnish with pomegranate seeds.

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