The holidays are officially upon us. I don’t know what exactly makes it official, except for the inescapable cheery music is on every airwave and there’s a whole new slew of seasonal flavored drinks on every menu. I’m joining the festivities by adding another seasonal drink that’s perfect for your holiday party. It’s a twist on an old favorite, the Pom 75. It’s festive, easy and sparkly – the perfect Christmas cocktail. In fact, make it easy on yourself by making the guests the bartenders for the evening. All you need to do is premix the non sparkly ingredients in a pitcher with ice. Come party time, guests simply pour a drink and add a splash of bubbly and pomegranate seeds.
I shared this cocktail with the Interior Design SF meetup crew last week. Tastemaker, a web service linking people with interior designers, hosted the evening and organized holiday entertaining demos. It was such a great time, if you’re around and a lover of interiors, sign up to get updates and join us at the next meetup.
1 oz lemon juice
1.5 oz gin
3/4 oz pomegranate juice
splash of chilled champagne/dry sparkling wine (1-2 oz)
pomegranate seeds for garnish
For easy entertaining, mix all non-bubbly ingredients in a pitcher with ice and allow guests to top off their glasses with sparkling wine and pomegranate seeds. This drink is on the tart side, so feel free to add some simple syrup to the pitcher if that’s your thing.