I confess. Until very recently I couldn’t stand the taste of wine (although I’ve since found one – only one – that I can tolerate the taste of), and Champagne always seemed like a bit of a waste. That is, of course, until this past Christmas Eve. As news of my engagement spread throughout the family, it seemed that there was champagne everywhere. And it turns out, I do like it! I’ve also found a sweet spot (actually, a preference) for Champagne’s Italian cousin – Prosecco.
To celebrate my maturing palette (and the end of the work week) here’s a Champagne cocktail that’s as tasty as it is pretty! You can substitute champagne for Prosecco in this recipe, if you do so choose… which I do.
- 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
- 1 cup pear nectar
- 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
- 1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne (or Prosecco)
- In a large pitcher, combine pomegranate juice, pear nectar, and orange-flavored liqueur.
- Slowly add Champagne (or Prosecco).
- Serve over ice.