With the holidays, comes the need for entertaining cocktails! This pomegranate sparkler with it’s sweet and bubbly nature is perfect for holiday festivities!
One of my favorite things about the food blogging community is getting to build relationships with wonderful ladies and it doesn’t get any better than when you get to meet these online friends in real life. This weekend I was lucky to attend Mixed Conference (thanks Paula) where I met a few blogging friends at the beautiful Mountain Lake Lodge Resort (where Dirty Dancing was shot!!).
Spending time with folks that are just as passionate about food and creating recipes was a dream come true. I got to meet Erin, Carrie, Emily, Liz, Tracey, and many more after following each other online for a while.
These conferences are not all about socializing with fellow foodies and there is a lot of learning. We had experts in different things leading sessions from SEO optimization, to media marketing and photography and food styling. I learned so much from each of these sessions and left inspired and armed with new tools to make this space a better place for all of you.
But enough about my conference. Let’s talk about this beautiful fruit in front of us! I love pomegranates for no other reason than their color. Just seeing those arils make me happy.
I bought my first two of the season last week and after throwing some on this kale salad and baked some in these pomegranate oatmeal cookies, I still had a few left to play around with. A cocktail was definitely in order.
It’s been a while since we had a cocktail around here and we can only toast the upcoming holiday season with a sparkler. Pomegranate sparklers to enjoy one of winter’s prettiest fruits!
Pomegranate juice + vodka + lime juice + sparkling soda make for a smooth refreshing seasonal cocktail. Entertain your guests this holiday season with this bubbly!
With the holidays, comes the need for entertaining cocktails! This pomegranate sparkler with it's sweet and bubbly nature is perfect for holiday festivities!
- 2 parts pomegranate juice
- 1 part lime juice
- 2 parts vodka (or to taste)
- Sweetened with simple syrup to taste (optional)
- Club Soda
- To garnish: Pomegranate arils, Lime wedges
- If using simple syrup: combine equal parts of sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves and remove from heat. Cool completely.
- In a cocktail mixer, combine the pomegranate juice. lime juice, vodka and simple syrup. Add 4-6 ice cubes and shake for about 20 seconds.
- Strain juice into cocktail glasses and top off with club soda or sparkling water. Garnish with pomegranate arils and lime wedges.
So festive! I’m in love with this drink! I think next time we get together we need a pitcher of this!
It’s a date!!
Ahhhh! I love pomegranate, and I love that you’ve turned it into this beautiful drink! DEFINITELY making this soon.
Yay, so glad you had fun at the conference at so cool where they held too 🙂 This cocktail is gorgeous, Zainab! I love pomegranates especially for their pretty color too! These photos are stunning and definitely making me wish I had this festive drink in front of me!
This drink is definitely going on my Christmas menu. So festive. Pinned!!!
I loved Dirty Dancing, and to visit the place where they filmed it would be so much fun! I don’t usually stray from red wine and beer when I have a cocktail, but pomegranate is one flavor that I can never pass up! The color draws me in every time — I would definitely try this!
I will certainly be saving this for xmas hosting. Fab idea Z.
Sounds like you had a great trip…love this fun and pretty drink!
It was fun!! Hope I can go to conference with you one of these days 😉
So excited for pomegranate season to begin!!! I just bought 2 on my last Aldi trip 😉 This cocktail is so perfect for the holidays but I might not even wait that long 😀
It is the best season!! Was just thinking I should make your pomegranate curd from last year.
I love Pomegranate! This drink sounds great
Z, I LOVE this!!!! Poms are my fave too and I also love the beautiful arils. . your photos are stunning by the way, esp the one of the pomegranate. Wow!!! Totally making this drink!!! love love love!!!
Thank you Alice!! It’s always hard to shoot drinks but was happy with these. The vibrant color just made it easier 🙂
How festive is this drink?? I love it! I was just playing with pomegranates the other day for the first time in a long time. Now I need to play with them again…because this drink needs to make an appearance over the holidays!!
Yes you do!! Thank you David!
These sparklers just shout “festive” to me!! What a fun trip!! I knew I recognized that resort. I LOVE Dirty Dancing and miss Patrick Swayze so much!!
They really do!! Thanks Renee!