Sparkling Pomegranate and Rosemary Christmas Cocktail

I had so much fun creating this sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail!

This bubbly cocktail is super easy to make and will look so festive at any of your Christmas get togethers or a holiday party.

It’s menu day for my dinner club and this month we’re sharing ideas and recipes for a Christmas breakfast gathering.

If you’re coming over from Stacy at Bricks N Blooms, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.

Didn’t her Peanut Butter Pie look so delicious?

peanut butter pie

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Christmas breakfast menu

This months menu…..

Breakfast Sausage Crescent Rolls
Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole
Pistachio Cream Cheese Veggie Spread
Cranberry Bread
Peanut Butter Pie
Sparkling Pomegranate and Rosemary Christmas Cocktail

a vintage tablescape for Christmas breakfast

I used some of my vintage treasures and thrifted finds to create the tablescape for our Christmas breakfast.

You can read all about it here

the last few recipes I’ve shared

In case you have missed my last few recipes, I made a cute and simple Christmas tree charcuterie board that would be perfect for any holiday gathering.

These pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting would be great for your Thanksgiving dinner.

And this cranberry orange cake is SO moist, delicious and easy to make. It can be made as a bundt cake, cupcakes or bread loaf. It makes a great hostess or neighbor gift for the holidays.

ingredients for sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail

ingredients for Sparkling Pomegranate and Rosemary Christmas cocktail prosecco gin pomegranate lemon pomegranate juice rosemary simple syrup

1 1/2 ounces dry gin
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup (more if you prefer sweeter drinks)
1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
3 ounces sparkling wine or champagne
Pomegranate arils and a sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish (you can remove the arils/seeds from a fresh pomegranate or purchase the seeds in the produce section of the grocery store)

directions for Christmas cocktail

Pour gin into individual glasses. (see serving variation below)
Squeeze lemon juice into glass.
Add rosemary simple syrup, and pomegranate juice and stir.
Top of with sparkling wine or champagne.
Garnish the top of cocktail with sprigs of rosemary and pomegranate seeds.

rosemary simple syrup

To make rosemary simple syrup…

Add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil and add 4-5 sprigs rosemary.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Pour the mixture through a strainer and discard rosemary sprigs.

Store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Sparkling Pomegranate and Rosemary Christmas cocktail garnished with pomegranate arils and sprig of rosemary in martini glass

Sparkling Pomegranate and Rosemary Cocktail

This festive sparkling cocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any holiday event.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cocktail, cocktail, drink recipe, festive cocktail, holiday cocktail, pomegranate cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Cost 3


  • 1 1/2 ounce dry gin
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 3 ounces sparkling wine or champagne
  • pomegranate seeds and rosemary sprig for garnish


You can substitute cranberry juice or a combination pomegranate/cranberry juice, if you prefer.  
If you don’t care for rosemary, you can substitute plain simple syrup.  
You can also substitute vodka for gin.  

festive serving idea for a holiday cocktail

To add a fun element to my Christmas cocktail, I served them in a glass ornament ball.

Remove the metal top from your ornament. Then, you will want to wash the inside of the ornament.

Mix all of the ingredients, except the sparkling wine into a separate glass or cocktail shaker. I used a glass measuring cup.

Since the ornament is round, obviously it won’t stand up on it’s own.

Place your ornament ball inside a martini glass, or any cocktail glass that will hold the ornament.

Using a funnel inserted into the hole of the ornament, pour your drink mixture inside the ornament, then top off with the sparkling wine or champagne.

Insert a straw for drinking and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. You can also float pomegranate seeds in the drink, as well.

Another option for serving, is to pour the drink from the ornament ball into the glass if you prefer to drink it this way.

You can even sugar the rim of the glass for a little something extra. Run a cut lemon around the edge of the glass, then dip in a plate of sugar.

These delicious cocktails make such a festive drink and beautiful presentation for your holiday celebration.

variations for sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail

You can substitute the pomegranate juice for cranberry juice, if you prefer. I actually found a mixture from Ocean Spray that is pomegranate and cranberry, that I used for my cocktail. But, I have made it with just pomegranate juice.

You can also substitute vodka for the gin, if you prefer and a dry prosecco for the sparkling wine or champagne.

And if you don’t care for rosemary, you can substitute plain simple syrup.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe for sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail, and try one for yourself.

Next up, on the menu is Jen from Midwest Life and Style with breakfast sausage crescent rolls.

Click on the link at the bottom of each photo to see all of the delicious recipes.

blessings and happy holidays,

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  1. Michele I love how you served these!!! so cute! pinned!!!

    1. Oh, thanks Stacy! So glad you liked it!

  2. This sounds so good. I love how you served it. So beautiful. Hugs to you, my friend.

    1. Thanks Renae! So glad you like it. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks Rachel! It was a fun one to create and I hope you like it!

  3. This is the cutest idea, Michele. I love it. I’m not much of a gin drinker but I have a fee girlfriends that would love this. Can’t wait to make it for them.

    1. I hope you get a chance to try it out for them. It’s pretty good with vodka too, if you like that better.

  4. Your drink sounds delicious, Michele. And it’s so festive and pretty. Perfect for the holidays!

    1. Thanks so much Jen! Such a great menu this month.

  5. This cocktail looks so delicious and I love how you put it in an ornament. You are so creative Michele.

    1. Thanks so much Wendy! I’m so glad you liked it.

  6. Michele this is the perfect cocktail for a holiday party! I love it!

    1. Thank you! It’s so yummy!

  7. Do you think this could be made in a larger punch bowl to last 2-3 hours?

    1. I’m so sorry I am just now seeing this. I don’t see why it would work. It might lose a little bit of the fizz, but should still taste fine.

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