After many years of holiday celebrations with masses of family, divine spreads and presents for all, we’ve discovered the single most important ingredient in ensuring the most merry time – perfect Christmas cocktails. Our pick this year is replete with pomegranate and sparkling wine - certain to spread some serious festive cheer.
2 oranges, thinly sliced crosswise
¼ cup pomegranate seeds
¾ cup chilled white wine (sauvignon blanc works)
Two 750-milliliter bottles chilled sparkling wine
¼ cup simple syrup
¾ cup pineapple juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
Ice cubes for serving
In a punch bowl, add the simple syrup to the pomegranate and pineapple juices, stirring vigorously. Add the sparkling and chilled white wines, then the orange slices and pomegranate seeds. Serve the sparkling pomegranate punch over ice cubes.