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Toast the Holidays With a Pomegranate Spritzer

Toast the Holidays With a Pomegranate Spritzer


Serves 8 (serving size: 3/4 cup)

This is a wonderfully festive beverage to open a dinner party: Sweet-tart pomegranate juice is balanced by bitters and spiked with vodka and fizzy rosé. Find pomegranate arils in the refrigerated area of the supermarket produce section; they’ll save you at least 10 minutes because you won’t need to pull the arils from a whole pomegranate.


  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) chilled vodka
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
  • 5 cups (40 oz.) chilled sparkling rosé wine
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 187
  • Fat 0g
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Added sugars 5g
  • Sodium 3mg
  • Calcium 0% DV
  • Potassium 0% DV

How to Make It

Combine pomegranate juice and sugar in an 8-cup microwavable measuring cup. Microwave at high until warmed, about 2 minutes; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in vodka, lime juice, and bitters; chill 20 minutes. Gently stir in rosé. Serve in Champagne glasses; top each with 4 to 5 pomegranate arils.

Watch the video: Pomegranate Vodka Gimlet (July 2021).