Cocktail Hour || Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

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.

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

Pomegranate-Champagne Cocktail


  • 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.

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