“Princess Punch” A Pomegranate & Champagne Cocktail
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.
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
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!
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