This Ginger and Pomegranate Red Wine Spritzer is a festive and delicious holiday cocktail made with ginger beer, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and red wine.
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Have you watched Falling for Christmas yet? It’s a pretty cute holiday movie! A little corny at times with an Overboard feel to it, but cute! The Friday after it was released, I cozied up on the couch with a glass of red wine to watch it. But the Cabernet Sauvignon wasn’t doing it for me. I wanted something a little bit….merrier.
So I took my glass back into the kitchen, rummaged around in the fridge, and created new drink for myself. The drink was right up my alley – more tart and dry than sweet with a bit of zing and fizz. I ended up having two of these cocktails while watching the movie!
If you’re not a fan of super sweet drinks, you’ll love this holiday drink! It starts with a dry red wine – like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir, then gets combined with ginger beer, pomegranate juice, and a squeeze of lime over ice.
If you find that ginger beer is too spicy and intense for you, you can always use ginger ale in its place. Ginger ale will make this drink a bit sweeter, too, if you find it’s a little too dry for your liking.
Ginger and Pomegranate Red Wine Spritzer
Wine and spirits can do the trick at your holiday gathering, but why not serve a festive cocktail instead? There are only a few ingredients needed, so you can set them on your drink cart or table and let everyone make their own cocktails!
The first step in making this cocktail is filling a glass with ice. Fill the glass about halfway with ice.
Then, pour all of the ingredients over the ice and stir.
Before serving, add a sprig of fresh rosemary on top. If you can’t find rosemary, add a slice of lime to the rim of the glass or fresh mint leaves instead.
- 2 ounces ginger beer
- 2 ounces pomegranate juice
- 2 ounces red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir
- 1/2 small lime, juiced
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
- Add the ginger beer, pomegranate juice, red wine, and lime juice. Stir to combine.
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary, if desired, and serve.
Not only is this drink delicious, it looks all dressed up for the holidays as well! It’s an easy cocktail to serve during your holiday festivities or while enjoying a Christmas movie marathon with friends.
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