Thirty-eight cases of peppermint truffles have come and gone, the glue gun is on its last leg, and all of my little gift basket elves have headed for the bar. It must be quittin’ time! Think I’ll kick off my holiday with this refreshing, Christmas-red pomegranate cocktail. But first, I’d like to thank my incredibly supportive community of customers, fans, friends & family! You’ve made me a very happy (albeit exhausted) basketeer. Best wishes for a glorious Christmas for you and your loved ones.
Pomegranate Christmas Spritzer
Bring ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water to boil in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
Combine ¼ cup each vodka and pomegranate juice with 2 tablespoons sugar syrup. Divide between 2 tall ice-filled glasses. Top each with a generous ¼ cup sparkling wine. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
Note: I made the sugar cookies for the photo using my tried and true basic sugar cookie recipe. You cannot mess up this recipe! You can find it here.