pomegranate cocktail

I promised you I’d be back with a cocktail in hand as soon as I finished writing my book. Well, I am done (at least for the moment…I have a bit of time to catch my breath before the editing phase begins) and I’d like to toast to you!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for embracing One Simple Change here on the blog and for giving me the confidence to pursue (and the support to complete) the project in book form. This book was truly a labor of love for me and I cannot wait to share it with all of you!

We drank these Pomegranate Prosecco Spritzers (inspired by this article over at The Kitchen) on Thanksgiving (it seems like ages ago, but it was lovely) and again last night (we had an impromptu Hanukkah party). They’re my new go-to cool weather cocktail…so tasty, and perfectly festive for the holiday season.

These are super simple to make: just fill glasses with 1/3 pure pomegranate juice (organic, if possible), 1/3 Prosecco (I like this one), and 1/3 Pomegranate Liqueur (I love Pama but I am going to make my own “diy” version very soon). For a less boozy cocktail, swap out the Prosecco for sparkling water (or use 1/2 prosecco and 1/2 pomegranate juice)…you can also try this with organic lemonade or limeade in place of the pomegranate juice.

I like to float some lemon or lime slices (or “wheels”) in my cocktail…I also like to drop in some fresh pomegranate arils. Play around and I am sure you’ll find your favorite way to make this cocktail.

I hope you try and enjoy these, and that your holiday season is full of family, friends, and happiness. And again: thank you.





 

40 Comments

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    Kelly — December 9, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    WOOHOO! Congrats, Winnie! What an accomplishment! I can’t wait til it’s done, both so you can relax and, obviously so I can buy a copy and read it! Toasting you with a mimosa in Philly! xo

    • Winnie replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

      Thanks Kelly! Fab to see you last weekend…wish I could have tagged along for cupcakes ;)

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    Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite — December 9, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Winnie I can’t believe what a fast turnaround that was!!! WOW. Good for you. I cannot wait to read the book and when I do, I will toast you with these!

    • Winnie replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

      Hi Mardi,
      Yes it was a bit TOO fast, but it’s done and I am relieved! See you soon, I hope, and when that happens, let’s have a drink together ;)

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    Yaelian — December 9, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    That spritzer sounds so good! And happy Chanukah!

    • Winnie replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

      Thank you and Happy Chanukah (or Hannukah or Hanukkah) to you :)

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    Paula — December 9, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    Cheers to you Winnie on the completion of your book. I’m sure after writing it that the editing portion will seem like a breeze.

    Your cocktail is lovely and seasonal!

    Looking forward to hearing your publishing date as I know it is one I will purchase and highly recommend.

    Enjoy the holiday season…fully!

    • Winnie replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

      Thank you Paula xoxo

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    Elizabeth — December 9, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    Congrats Winnie! Can’t wait to see it!!!!

    • Winnie replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

      Thank you…that makes two of us!

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    Lynda — December 10, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    Woohoo congratulations, Winnie. A festive cocktail indeed!

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

      Thanks Lynda…hope you are doing well!

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    Kathryn — December 10, 2012 @ 4:39 am

    Congratulations on finishing the book Winnie, that definitely calls for a cocktail!

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

      Aw, thank you so much :)

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    brandi — December 10, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    congrats!!! a cocktail is definitely in order :)

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

      Thank you so much Brandi!

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    Liren — December 10, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    A breather! Totally deserved and how exciting that you are closer and closer to seeing your book in print! I’ll definitely drink to that, congrats!

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

      Thank you Liren!

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    Hannah — December 10, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Congratulations, Winnie! This is a well deserved and lovely cocktail. Cheers to you! Happy Hanukkah!

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

      Thank you Hannah, and Happy Hanukkah to you, too!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — December 10, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    Well, you know me and my love for good cocktail and damn does this look FIIIIINE! Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way… I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Chanukah. Much love darling! -B

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — December 10, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    Somehow I missed that first paragraph! But YAY for finishing! I just can’t wait to see it!

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

      Thanks for both comments Brian…xoxo

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    Dianne Jacob — December 11, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    Congrats on getting your manuscript done, Winnie. Now comes the process of edits and revisions. Hope you’ll have a bit of a breather.

    I am obsessed with pomegranates right now. I love the idea of mixing the juice with lime. Seems like everything tastes better with lime juice.

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

      Thanks Dianne! And I agree that everything does taste better with lime juice!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 12, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    Beautiful spritzers, the perfect drink to celebrate with!

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

      Thank you Laura!

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    Oui, Chef — December 12, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    So excited to hear about you finishing the book, and what a great treat to celebrate with!

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

      Thank you so much Steve!

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    Katie — December 12, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    Congratulations on finishing writing your book. That must feel so great;) I can’t wait till it comes out. The above recipe looks so great. I think I will bring the ingredients to make these when we stay at my in-laws. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

      Thank you Katie…I hope you enjoy the cocktail if you make it ;)

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    autumn — December 14, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Congrats, Winnie! I love the colors in these photos and the fact that you layer on the pomegranate flavor in this cocktail. So pretty.

    • Winnie replied: — December 14th, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

      Thanks Autumn!

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    lapiubelladitutte — December 17, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Congrats for the book! All spritz are good in my book!!!

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    Jamie — December 20, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    Yes, I haven’t really congratulated you yet on your book and I am so excited to see it!!! Well done, Winnie! I love this drink… love the flavor of pomegranate… and am big on prosecco! Perfect festive holiday tipple!

    • Winnie replied: — December 21st, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

      Thank you Jamie!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 2, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    What a tremendous accomplishment, I think that deserves a good toast! Cheers and wishing you a wonderful New Year!

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    Sherrie | With Food + Love — November 18, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    I LOVE pomegranate + I LOVE prosecco, sounds like the perfect winning combination Winnie!