“Princess Punch” A Pomegranate & Champagne Cocktail

I bet you wish you were on my balcony right now with one of these!

This delightful drink recipe has two inspirations.  The first is the upcoming Royal Wedding – I’ll serve this along with my Earl Grey Tini‘s at my tea party next Thursday.  The second inspiration is my friend from college, Victoria, who recently had a baby and messaged me on facebook that she had been craving a fun springy cocktail.  Hopefully this will do the trick!

I love champagne!  I’m totally “that girl” that orders champagne at happy hour.  I’m also “that girl” who manages to get her hands on a full bottle of champagne at your wedding, but that’s a story for another time.  Mostly I enjoy champagne because it’s pretty low cal compared to mixed drinks, and I know exactly how much I can imbibe without feeling hung over (3 glasses over 3-4 hours to be precise.  Unless there is dancing involved, then you’ve earned a little extra).

I used some ingredients that were new to me for this cocktail, Pomegranate liqueur might be my favorite new thing.  Combined with Raspberry Vodka & inexpensive prosecco, this cocktail is sure to be a girly crowd pleaser.  I can see it going well with a sophisticated brunch menu, or standing alone as your “power drink” for a girls night out.  It’s a rich deep pink that just screams “Princess”, and I rimmed the glass with sugar for an extra kiss of sweetness to cut down on the tart flavor of the pomegranate liqueur.

Ingredients

1/2 oz Pomegranate liqueur

1/2 oz Raspberry vodka (I’m sure citrus or another flavored vodka would be fine as well)

3 oz Inexpensive dry champagne, cava or prosecco

Directions:

Slightly dampen the rim of your glass then dip into a shallow dish of granulated sugar.  Combine pomegranate liquer & raspberry vodka in the flute, then top with champagne.  Bottoms up!

How simple is that!

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9 Responses

  1. Christine says:

    Totaly going to me this for Easter brunch this weekend. Totally might make one when I get home too! Great idea miss lady!

  2. Ally Garner says:

    Ok, i confess that for MONTHS i have been one of those swearing not to watch a pseudo-royal wedding of do-nothing, nobodies, living large off suffering English taxpayers. Yet with every Waspy Redhead tweet, blog post & recipe i’m slowly catching the fever. Principles be dammed! I’ll be putting on my Fascinator and watching all the glitz & glory w/ my Earl Grey Tini or Princess Punch next week too. You’ve converted me :)

  3. val says:

    i too am going to try this for easter brunch. do you have any good deviled egg recipes?!? that’s what i got stuck w/ this year.

  4. I do wish I was drinking one of these right now – surely I’ve earned one as a founding member of the “That Girl” Champagne Society?

    (Also, hi; sorry I haven’t been by here in a zillion years!)

  5. Heather says:

    OMG, you are fabulous! Love this idea.

  6. I love pomegranate liqueur! Sounds fantastic with champagne. Perfect for the royal wedding, I think.

  7. sara says:

    This cocktail recipe sounds like perfection in a flute! Can’t wait to try it out.

  8. lauren says:

    I’m totally that girlmthat drinks champagne at happy hour. It’s too easy to overindulge in stronger drinks and I don’t seem to do that with champagne. It makes happy hour feel more celebratory than just, “Worked sucked, I need a drink.”

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