This Pomegranate Mimosa is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Cocktail

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With a simple combination of classic ingredients, these gorgeous mimosas are a perfect beverage option for the winter season.

With juicy pomegranate seeds and citrussy orange liqueur, this fun take on mimosas is ideal for the holiday season!

The beautiful pomegranate arils contrast with fresh sprigs of rosemary for a nostalgic red and green color combination that’s ideal for Christmas and any winter celebrations.

Perfect for a special breakfast or brunch, or just as a bubbly and light drink during any occasion, these mimosas with pomegranate are beyond easy to make and will impress guests, family, friends, and loved ones.

Grab your favorite champagne flutes or wine glasses and whip up a fizzy batch of sweet and delicious cocktails that everyone is sure to adore!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS POMEGRANATE MIMOSA DRINK

With just three major ingredients, these cocktails couldn’t be any easier to make. Combine bubbly champagne with the flavors of pomegranate and orange for a delightful drink that’s sure to wow any crowd.

The garnish of rosemary and fresh pomegranate gives this twist on classic mimosas a wintry, festive presentation that makes it perfect for Christmas parties or other holiday gatherings!

These elegant Pomegranate Mimosas are perfect for brunch parties.

You can even use any leftover pomegranate to make a batch of adorable pomegranate tartlets to serve on the side, or just enjoy this drink all on its own.

However you choose to serve it, these pomegranate mimosas are going to quickly become a favorite cocktail recipe!

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients for pomegranate mimosa on a countertop.

All you need for this fantastic cocktail is a couple of common ingredients and some tasty, festive garnishes!

  • Fresh Pomegranate – Acts as both a garnish and a way to infuse this drink with even more natural fruity flavor.
  • Rosemary Sprigs – Gives your cocktail a distinctly wintry look and adds a subtle hint of herbal flair.
  • Champagne – Any kind of sparkling wine will work fine here, so choose your favorite brand and variety for best results.
  • Pomegranate Juice – Provides a stronger pomegranate flavor, as well as a stunning red color that adds to the presentation of these cocktails.
  • Orange Liqueur – Traditionally mimosas are made with orange juice, but this orange liqueur brings that citrus flavor while still letting the pomegranate be the star of the show.

HELPFUL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES

  • Glasses – Whether you’re using your go-to wine glasses, special champagne flutes, or something decorative  and festive, all you need to put this drink together is the container you’ll be sipping it from!

HOW TO MAKE POMEGRANATE MIMOSAS

  1. Fill a glass half way with champagne. Add a splash of orange liqueur.

    Pouring champagne into wine glasses.

    With quick and simple prep, this elegant drink is stress-free and sure to impress!

  2. Top off with pomegranate juice. Garnish with pomegranate and a rosemary sprig.

RECIPE VARIATIONS

  • Cranberry Pomegranate Mimosa – To lean even more into the holiday flavor, replace half the pomegranate juice with cranberry juice (or use some kind of cran-pom blend). You could also add fresh cranberries to the drink alongside the pomegranate.
  • If you’re looking for a less expensive alcohol, Prosecco and Cava are other types of sparkling wine that typically cost a bit less than champagne. They’re all fairly similar, and once mixed with the juice and orange liqueur, you may not even be able to tell the difference!
  • For a bit of extra flair, dip the rim of each glass in pomegranate juice and roll in a shallow dish filled with granulated sugar.
  • Orange juice can also be included if you prefer that traditional mimosa flavor, but be aware that it will alter the color of the cocktail and give it a bit of a cloudier appearance.
  • Do the kids want in on the fun? Leave out the orange liqueur and use sparkling white grape juice instead of wine for an alcohol-free version!

ESSENTIAL TIPS

  • Don’t give your cocktails too much of a mix or you might flatten some of the bubbliness from the sparkling wine.
  • Make this drink in a pitcher in larger quantities to make for easier pouring and serving.
  • Pomegranate can be tricky to work with. In order to efficiently remove all the seeds, cut a piece off the top and break the revealed sections apart. Submerge the pomegranate in a large bowl of water, then use your hands to dislodge the seeds from the fruit.
  • You can also buy pomegranate arils already removed from the fruit, but this is typically a bit more expensive. Much easier for prep, though!
  • You can get specialized pomegranate arils remover tools to make the job easier.

FAQs

What are pomegranate arils?

Sometimes referred to as the seeds of a pomegranate, the arils are the juicy red pods that grow inside the fruit.

They do contain the pomegranate seeds inside, but the flesh outside the seed is not technically part of it.

Are pomegranate seeds supposed to be crunchy?

Yes! The seeds inside the arils typically have a bit of a crunch to them, and are also fairly good for you. They’re full of antioxidants and fiber, not to mention sweet and delicious!

What is in a classic mimosa?

Most typical mimosa recipes are made up of just two ingredients: champagne and orange juice.

This combination lends itself to lots of variations, like these tasty pomegranate mimosas, as sparkling wine pairs well with a wide variety of fruit juices and combinations of flavors.

Are mimosas supposed to be for brunch?

Because they traditionally contain orange juice, mimosas are often served at special breakfast or brunch occasions. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying this cocktail any time of the day!

This bubbly drink is just as good as a post-dinner refreshment for casual sipping, or even to serve alongside a holiday meal.

What flavors go well with pomegranate?

When it comes to other sweet flavors that you may want to experiment with, start with blueberry, raspberry, apple, and strawberry.

You could also add other herbs like mint, ingredients like coconut or cucumber, or sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.

 Pomegranate Mimosa Recipe

Yield: 1 Pomegranate Mimosa

Pomegranate Mimosa

A simple combination of sparkling wine, pomegranate juice, and orange liqueur makes these festive mimosas an absolute delight for the holiday season!

Prep Time
2 minutes

Total Time
2 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Fill a glass half way with champagne.
  2. Add a splash of Orange liqueur.
  3. Top off with pomegranate juice.
  4. Garnish with pomegranate & a rosemary sprig.

Notes

  • Use Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, or your sparkling wine of choice.
  • Other garnish ideas include mint leaves or a curl of orange peel.
  • Combine with other fruit juices for an even sweeter flavor.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 624Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 101gFiber: 12gSugar: 82gProtein: 5g

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

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