A pomegranate mimosa is a festive and elegant drink to add to your holidays. In this easy recipe, the classic mimosa get a seasonal makeover. All you need is a lime, sugar, champagne, pomegranate juice, pomegranate seeds and some rosemary to make this holiday drink for your friends and family to enjoy.
This recipe was originally published in November 2019. It has been updated for content.
The holiday season is upon us. Which brings lots of entertaining and gathering with family and friends. What better way is there to make a simple brunch extra special by serving a pomegranate mimosa as a super easy bubbly treat?
With just a few ingredients, you can add this fun brunch cocktail to take any meal time up a notch with this eye catching spritzy showstopper.
You guys, this drink is SO easy to make! The hardest part is picking out the champagne, and if that makes you nervous... don't worry, I've got you covered. I'm going to walk you through each step so you can walk down the champagne aisle with confidence and whip up this drink like the domestic goddess that you are.
Pomegranate Mimosa Ingredients
All you need are a few simple ingredients for this easy sparkling pomegranate drink recipe. Here's a couple specific details about the most important ingredients.
Champagne, Prosecco or Cava: Any of these sparkling wine options will work when it comes to the bubbly you use to make pomegranate mimosas. A brut Champagne is dry while an extra dry Champagne will bring a little more sweetness. The flavor of Prosecco is on the fruity side and Cava, a sparkling wine from Spain is more earthy in flavor with less acid than Champagne.
Pomegranate juice: For a full seasonal switch up on the the classic mimosa, we're going with a full-on swap for pomegranate juice, I have seen versions online that combine both orange and cranberry, but I like the unique flavor the pomegranate juice brings to this holiday mimosa.
Fresh pomegranate seeds and rosemary: A few fresh pomegranate seeds and sprigs of rosemary provide the final, elegant touch to your pomegranate mimosas.
Lime: I chose a lime for this pomegranate mimosa recipe, because I thought it went really really with pomegranate. You can absolutely use any citrus fruit you want! Give lemon or orange a try, too!
How to Make Pomegranate Mimosas
The first step in this pomegranate mimosa recipe is to sugar the rim of the glasses. Use the lime to dampen the edge so the sugar will stick to the glass. You can do this easily by gliding the lime around the rim of the champagne flute.
Next, you want to dip the rim of the glass in a shallow bowl of white sugar. If your able to set it aside for a few minutes, that's ideal! It will kind of give it time to stiffen up and settle.
The rest gets even easier, fill the glasses about ¾ full of champage. (More or less depending on what kind of day you've had and who your company is...HA!) then fill the rest of the glass up with pomegranate juice.
For a finishing touch, add a few pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary.
Expert Tips and FAQS
Use 100% pomegranate juice if possible when making this holiday pomegranate mimosa recipe. It will have a more authentic flavor than drinks or beverages made with pomegranate.
For the sparkling wine, always choose dry or “brut” when making mimosas. You want a less sweet flavored champagne to mx with the sweetness of the pomegranate juice.
If time allows, allow the glasses some time to sit after sugaring the rims before making the cocktails. This helps it to stiffen up a bit more so it sticks better once the bubbly is added.
Champagne, Cava or Prosecco are all excellent choices for sparkling wine when making mimosa.
Serve your pomegranate mimosa up in a tall champagne flute for the most elegant and striking presentation.
When cooking with wine, I truly think quality has a MAJOR impact on flavor, but when it comes to a mimosa....it's OK to make your selection based on the price tag. A classic champagne is going to have a bit more minerals in its flavor, but a fruity prosecco is a wonderful choice as well.
Regardless which bubbly you choose, try and choose something dry since you will get sweetness from the juice. These days, many sparkling wines will have a sweetness meter on the back of their label, which is super helpful when selecting unfamiliar brands. But if you want a safe choice, you can't go wrong with a Brut (or "dry") champagne.
How stunning is this drink? It looks SO elegant and pretty but its so simple!
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- 1 lime sliced
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 750 ml bottle of champagne dry or "Brut" and chilled well
- 3 cups pomegranate juice
- 6 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
- fresh rosemary for garnish
- Use a slice of lime and run along the rim of each champagne flute.
- Dip the rim of the champagne flute in the granulated sugar.
- Fill 8 champagne flutes halfway full of pomegranate juice.
- Fill the rest of the glasses with sparkling wine, adding more or less if desired.
- Garnish each glass with 1 Tablespoon pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary.