This Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Cocktail is refreshing, balanced, and fruity. Made with 3 simple ingredients, you can serve a glass to each of your friends in a flash!
Easy to make, fun to drink!
This bubbly pink Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Cocktail is a piece of cake to make and even more fun to drink! Enjoy the sweet pomegranate and orange flavors on Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, or for Sunday brunch. All you need are 3 easy ingredients!
The pomegranate juice adds a lovely tartness to each sip which is balanced by the sweetness of the orange liqueur. Top it all off with bubbly prosecco and it’s a party! This sparkling wine cocktail recipe makes enough for all of your friends but can easily be doubled or tripled for those bigger celebrations.
Pomegranate and prosecco cocktail ingredients
This fun and fruity cocktail is made with 3 simple ingredients. The beautiful red tones make this a perfect choice for Valentine’s Day or to ring in the New Year! No matter when you drink it, you’ll be cheers-ing to the delicious flavors.
Orange liqueur should be a staple on every bar cart. This sweet orange-flavored liqueur adds a layer of bright citrus to sparkling cocktails, margaritas, or sangria, and can even be sipped on its own as an aperitif or digestif. It’s a delicious ingredient you can turn to when you’re looking for balance in your cocktail.
Cointreau is one of the most popular brands of orange liqueur, as well as Grand Marnier and Triple Sec. If it’s too sweet for your taste or you’re just looking to play with the flavors in this cocktail, replace the orange liqueur with a neutral-flavored spirit, like vodka or white rum.
The sweet and tart juice from the pomegranate fruit is so delightful during the winter! Pomegranates are in season from October through January but you can usually find the juice year-round. You can even try making your own to achieve the freshest flavors in this pomegranate juice cocktail.
Any dry sparkling wine, like prosecco or Cava, will give your cocktail a fun fizz while keeping everything in balance. Don’t use anything too sweet or else the flavors will be overwhelming. If you’re feeling fancy, splurge on a bottle of champagne!
Is this sounding a little too boozy for your taste? Simply swap the prosecco for club soda or sparkling water to tone down the alcohol.
Mix up the flavors!
- Instead of pomegranate juice - Use cranberry juice or a 1:1 mix of both.
- Craving more orange flavor? Use a 1:1 mix of pomegranate juice to orange juice.
- Don’t forget the garnish! Decorate each glass with an orange or lemon twist, orange wedge, fresh mint, or pomegranate seeds.
Frequently asked questions
No booze, no problem! To make an orange pomegranate sparkling mocktail, substitute the orange liqueur or Cointreau for orange juice and use club soda or sparkling water instead of prosecco.
Sure! Double or triple the recipe and stir the orange liqueur and pomegranate juice into a pitcher or punch bowl. Garnish with ice, sliced oranges and lemons, mint, and pomegranate seeds (or freeze them all into an ice block). Pour the sparkling wine into the pomegranate punch right before serving and enjoy!
Pour your pomegranate sparkling cocktail into tall champagne flutes. The tall stemware allows the bubbles to develop and breathe, giving you the full sparkling cocktail experience.
Yes! Pour the pomegranate juice and orange liqueur in a pitcher 1 day ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. Pour the fruity mix into 8 glasses, top with chilled sparkling wine, and enjoy!
Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Cocktail
- 1 ounce orange liqueur like Cointreau
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice
- sparkling wine or champagne
- Add orange liqueur and pomegranate juice to a pretty champagne flute (or an awesome glass if you don't have any flutes...nobody really cares)
- Top off with sparkling wine or champagne!