This Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail really sets the mood for your holiday celebrations! The bright red color and the sparkling bubbles are the perfect combination! Holidays and bubbles go hand and hand and this lovely cocktail is a wonderful complement to your holiday party!
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Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
This sparkling cocktail contains citrus vodka, pomegranate juice and sparkling water. You can also make this a mocktail by simply omitting the alcohol and adding lemon-lime soda. This party drink will definitely be a hit with your guests!
The fizz of sparkling water paired with a bright splash of pomegranate juice makes this refreshing cocktail feel extra festive. Serve in decorative holiday-themed glasses and/or decorations for even more seasonal cheer!
Ingredients Used In This Cocktail
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- Citrus Vodka – lemon, orange, lime, or mixed citrus would all work well in this cocktail
- Pomegranate Juice – use 100% juice
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Sparkling Water – you could also use [sparkling] lemonade or a lemon-lime soda if you prefer.
- Fresh Limes – wedges or slices for garnish, optional
- Fresh Pomegranate Seeds/Arils – for garnish, optional
This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
More Vodka Cocktails To Make
If you enjoy vodka cocktails, I think you’re going to love these ones:
- Blackberry Vodka Cocktail
- Purple Shimmering Maleficent Cocktail
- Pink Grapefruit Martini Cocktail (with Vodka or Gin)
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and especially turning the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!
Virgin Sparkling Pomegranate Mocktail (non-alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy a glass of this festive drink, simply remove the vodka!
You could replace the sparkling water with a lemon-lime soda such as Sprite of 7 Up, or sparkling lemonade (UK).
Frozen Pomegranate Cocktail
Want to turn this Christmas cocktail into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze! You could do the same with the mocktail version too.
Flavored Vodka Pomegranate Cocktails
The recipe calls for citrus vodka, so any type of citrus would work well such as lemon, lime, orange, mandarin, or grapefruit. Or even a mixture of them.
Cinnamon and apple are two flavors that pair well with pomegranate, and are available as flavored vodka too. Worth trying out!
Replace the Sparkling Water!
Instead of sparkling water, why not amp up the bubbles using champagne, prosecco, or other sparkling wine (which also happen to pair well with pomegranate juice!
Sparkling Vodka Pomegranate Party Punch
Want to make this adult beverage for a crowd? It’s so easy! Here’s how to do it!
As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.
Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice to keep the cocktail chilled. Add pomegranate arils and slices of lime in there too.
You could also skewer the fruit onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their glasses of drink. Or leave a bowl of pomegranate seeds, lime wedges/slices, and mint leaves for guests to use.
Speaking of glasses, place cocktail glasses in the bar/serving area along with a filled ice bucket, stirrers, and cocktail decorations if suitable!
To make a big batch of Sparkling Vodka Pomegranate Party Punch, mix together:
- 4 Parts Citrus Vodka
- 6 Parts Pomegranate Juice
- 1½ Parts Fresh Lime Juice
- 4 Parts Sparkling Water
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make a Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 4 oz. citrus-flavored vodka, chilled
- 6 oz. 100% pomegranate juice, chilled
- 1½ oz fresh lime juice
- 4 oz. cold sparkling water
- Lime wedges
- Fresh pomegranate arils/seeds
- Fresh mint leaves
- Place the vodka, pomegranate juice, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
- Shake well to combine thoroughly.
- Strain into two glasses with ice and top with sparkling water.
- Garnish as desired with lime, pomegranate arils, and/or mint leaves.
- Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 7gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Chestnut & Sage Soup
- Main Dish: Leftover Turkey, Chestnut & Cranberry Pie
- Dessert: Cranberry & Chocolate Cheesecake Shots
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