Chris is showing off his slightly crazy ‘camera face’ and the yummy pomegranate sparkling wine cocktails that I made for Christmas Eve. I got the idea for this drink from a tasty looking punch featured in Bon Appetite.
1/2 cup sparkling wine (I normally use a very cheap brut for mixing with juice and the juice over powers any of the nice, subtle flavors of a nicer wine)
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
8-10 pomegranate seeds from a fresh fruit
2 fresh mint leaves
Dash of sugar (optional)
Mix the wine, juice, seeds, mint and sugar and serve in your favorite wine or holiday glass. To get the seeds from the pomegranate, first cut the fruit in half. Take one half and, in a bowl of water, break the seeds away from the white pith that surrounds it using your hands. The seeds with sink to the bottom and the pith with float on top.