The Millennial Cook

Pomegranate Champagne Sparkler


*This Pomegranate Champagne Sparkler is the perfect drink for a celebration! A sweet and tart pomegranate simple syrup mixes perfectly with light, bubbly champagne.*

Happy Friday! And happy last-Friday-of-2016! I know you’ve probably heard this oh about two bajillion times in the last ten days, but I seriously cannot believe that this year is already over. Think back to New Year’s Eve of last year… Wow. That feels to me like maybe two or three months ago.

It’s certainly been a busy year for me. You, too? Funny how time just seems to fly by faster and faster as we get older. Question for those of you out there that are a wee bit older than I am – does this just keep on happening forever?!? Will time ever start to slow down again? I swear, the last one and a half years since I graduated from college have felt like the tiniest little blip of a season.

Yet, time must go on, as it always does. And so, tomorrow we say goodbye to this year, and the next day a whole new adventure begins. I don’t know about you, but I’m planning to say goodbye with a fancy dress, some delicious treats, and a whole lotta champagne. I seriously love this pomegranate champagne sparkler. There’s nothing too complicated about it – simply a quick pomegranate simple syrup, topped off with a generous pour of champagne and garnished with a few fresh pomegranate arils. The simple syrup is nicely balanced between sweet and tart. The light, bubbly champagne is, as always, perfectly fit for a celebration. So grab yourself a flute of this delicious libation and get ready to party. Cheers to 2017!

Pomegranate Champagne Sparkler

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This Pomegranate Champagne Sparkler is the perfect drink for a celebration! A sweet and tart simple syrup mixes perfectly with light, bubbly champagne.

  • Feel free to scale up, if you’re serving a crowd. It’s easy to double, triple, or even quadruple the syrup component.


  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 bottle champagne, chilled
  • pomegranate arils, for garnish


  1. To make a pomegranate simple syrup, heat the pomegranate juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Let simmer until reduced in volume by about half, about ten minutes.
  3. Add sugar and continue simmering, stirring regularly, until the sugar is dissolved, about one minute.
  4. Remove syrup from heat and let cool completely.
  5. To assemble cocktails, divide syrup among four champagne flutes – you should have about two tablespoons per drink.
  6. Pour champagne over syrup.
  7. Top with fresh pomegranate arils. Serve immediately.