As a hostess of a holiday soirée, the purpose for inviting friends and family over is to have a memorable time. Perhaps a time to don cocktail attire, or maybe a more casual setting to simply lose track of time and get lost in conversation swaying to the music in the background. Either way, the hostess wants to partake as well, whether she has twenty or only a gathering of two. Second, and nearly as important, is knowing the cocktail of choice is delicious, subtle but offers a gradual way to relax and just be present to enjoy whatever unfolds over the course of the evening.
I have a cocktail that will suit both of these needs.
The Pomegranate Royal (derived from the traditional French Kir Royal, now with the simple addition of pomengranate juice). In fewer than 60 seconds, you can serve your guests, and yourself, a cocktail that is bubbly, beautiful and lusciously delicious. The color is holiday festive for either this week or ringing in the new year, and the addition of Cassis with its black currant flavor adds a subtle secret finish.
- Prosecco, Cava or Champagne, something bubbly
- Pomegranate juice
Directions (for one glass):
- Pour 4 ounces of Prosecco into a champagne glass.
- Add 1 teaspoon of Cassis.
- Finish with 1/2 teaspoon of pomegranate juice.
Simple and festive.
Happy holidays from TSLL!
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