I hope that everyone overindulged a bit yesterday and had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, friends, and family. I’m sure today the last thing on anyone’s mind is food though, so I thought I would offer up this light and aromatic Rosemary and Pomegranate Fizz cocktail recipe instead!
I often cook with what I’m drinking, but every now and then my dishes inspire a cocktail instead. Using some of the prominent flavors from our Friendsgiving feast last Sunday, I put together a festive and blushing cocktail that you’ll be sipping all through the holidays! The aromatic rosemary, sweetness of the pomegranate, and tingly bubbles from the champagne make this a crowd pleasing favorite!
(makes 2 cocktails)
2 oz pomegranate juice
1 oz rosemary simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 oz vodka (you can also use gin or white rum)
Dry champagne (white or pink)
Pomegranate seeds and rosemary sprigs for garnish
Rosemary Simple Syrup:
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
Combine sugar, water, and rosemary in a small saucepan over medium to high heat. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Let rosemary sprig steep for 5 minutes before removing and discarding. Place mixture in the refrigerator to cool for 10-15 minutes.
When ready to make your cocktails, divide pomegranate juice, rosemary simple syrup, and vodka between two champagne flutes. Top with champagne, garnish, and serve!