I made my Sweet’N Low Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars#donthesitaste *
Beautiful cocktail for all your holiday parties, brunches and dinners! Holiday Champagne Cocktail that’s made with homemade cranberry and pomegranate syrup.
I love cranberries, they are just so festive, pretty and tasty. Cranberries make beautiful decorations to add that special touch to your winter wonderland. I like making centerpieces with cranberries, they help set the holiday mood at the dinner table. They add a nice touch to a party table, cocktail bar, punch bowls, and of course, strung with some pop corn on the Christmas tree. When I imagine holiday parties and family gatherings, I think of silver and white decor for Christmas and gold, orange and burlap for Thanksgiving. But both absolutely need that pop of deep red cranberry accents.
But the best part about cranberries is not the beautiful touch they add to the decorating but how tasty they are in some baked goods and sweet treats. Cranberry breads, cakes, scones and muffins fill houses with holiday smells all season long. Cranberry treats are a must and they truly do make you feel like holidays are here. I check the stores for fresh cranberries starting in October and as soon as I can get my hand on these berries, I feel like the holiday season has arrived.
This year, it seemed to take a little longer for cranberries to get to the stores and as soon as I saw some, I grabbed 3 bags right away. I already made some delicious waffles for little guy, Cranberry French Toast and some Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins. Hubs and I already enjoyed some Cranberry Sangria as well. For Thanksgiving, I usually make some scones or sweet bread as a brunch treat.
For all of your holiday entertaining needs, you will want to prepare this Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail. It’s very simple to make and special enough to serve at your Thanksgiving gatherings. If you’re like me and want to keep people out of your kitchen as they arrive, to give yourself time to finish all the dinner preparations, you will want to keep a tray of these cocktails ready. Leave a few of these champagne cocktails in the living room so people can conversate and enjoy themselves, and you will be left in peace to put those finishing touches on your prefect holiday dinner.
I also lightened the cranberry pomegranate syrup for this cocktail. When you know you are about to stuff your face with all that delicious holiday food (and there is always dessert involved), you and your guests will be relieved to know that the cocktail is light. When making this cocktail, I used Sweet ‘N Low instead of sugar. Sweet ‘N Low is a zero calorie sweetener so it doesn’t add any calories but just the right amount of sweetness for the syrup. You can also control sugar even more by using fresh pomegranate and not POM juice. Although, using a fresh pomegranate will requite a little more effort on your part.
- 2 bottles of champagne, chilled
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup of water
- ½ cup pomegranate juice (or juice from 1 large pomegranate)
- 6 packets of Sweet 'N Low
- In a small sauce pot, over medium heat, combine cranberries, pomegranate juice, water and Sweet 'N Low.
- Bring to simmer and let it cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
- Mash the berries as much as you can with the back of a wooden spoon and mix well.
- Strain the mixture through a fine strainer to get rid of berry chunks.
- Let syrup cool to room temperature before adding to champagne cocktail.
- Pour about 2 tablespoons of syrup into each champagne flute and fill it with 4-5 oz of champagne, depending of the size of your champagne glass.
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