Pomegranate-Ginger Sparkler

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Pomegranate seeds and a little bubbly make this a festive option for entertaining. To make an extra-special garnish, add a few pomegranate seeds to each well of an ice cube tray and top them up with water. Freeze and then serve alongside the sparklers.

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2016

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 piece (2 inches/5cm) ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice chilled
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • dash bitters
  • 1 1/4 cup sparkling wine chilled
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 piece ginger halved

Method

In saucepan, bring sugar, ginger and 1/2 cup water to boil, stirring often. Remove from heat; let cool for 20 minutes. Strain syrup through fine-mesh sieve; discard ginger. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 month.)

In bowl, stir together pomegranate juice, lemon juice, bitters and 3 tbsp of the syrup; reserve remaining syrup for another use. Divide pomegranate juice mixture among two champagne glasses; pour in sparkling wine. Add pomegranate seeds; garnish glasses with candied ginger. Serve immediately.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Sodium 15 mg
  • Sugars 23 g
  • Calories 210.0
  • Potassium 291 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 24 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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