Bring on the bubbly! T’is the season for parties, delicious food, and festive cocktails.Having said that, how about a Prosecco Pomegranate mimosa? Just a new spin on the traditional brunch favorite.
The color of Prosecco pomegranate mimosa is so pretty and festive. It definitely helps that pomegranates are in season this time of year because I sprinkled a few of their jewel color seeds on top of the cocktail. And, due to the power of effervescence, THEY FLOAT!
A historic fruit
Pomegranates have a history that dates back thousands of years. Because of the fruit’s many seeds, it was associated with fertility. Newlyweds were sometimes gifted pomegranates as a hint that they would have or should have many children.Homer mentions pomegranates in his famous epic “The Odyssey”; furthermore, it’s mentioned in the Bible and the Torah.
Although pomegranates are native to Iran and the Himalayan region, they were found in the Indus Valley early on. So early in fact that there is a Sanskrit work for them: dadimbaphalam. The taste of this fabulous fruit is sweet and tart, so its juice is perfect to pair with the bubbly Prosecco.
Now why is it called pomegranate?
The word pomegranate comes from the French pomme (apple) and Latin: granatum (having many seeds). It is mentioned in in a 14th century manual called Le Menagier de Paris. This manual was a step by step guide on how to run a household, purchase food, etc. The book was written by a well-to-do aristocrat as an aide to his young (very young) bride.
My first Prosecco rodeo
Prosecco is a popular drink these days, and I will admit that until last summer I had never tasted it. I was staying at a guest house at Chautauqua Institution, an educational resort in Western New York. My friend, who lives nearby came and stayed with me for a couple of days. And yes, you guessed it, she brought a bottle of Prosecco with her.
So on a balmy summer night, she and I sat on the porch of the house with a spread of delicious appetizers, and watched the world go by. We then started talking about Prosecco cocktails, among other things.
Today’s Prosecco pomegranate mimosa is my husband’s creation. He had a lot of fun coming up with this bubbly cocktail, setting up the scene, and photographing it.
If you have a chance to make this delicious libation, let me know how you like it. And if you are looking for another Prosecco drink, you might want to take a look at my Mango Sparkling Prosecco Cocktail. If you like mango then you have to this frozen mango rum cocktail with mint to cool off! A nice drink for the beach is the blue margarita that looks like the cool blue waters of the Caribbean. Finally for my coconut loving friends you have to mix up a coconut mojito because you put da lime in da coconut and drink it all up! So tasty with its sweet and sour flavors! Cheers! remove
Prosecco Pomegranate Mimosa
A bubbly and festive cocktail made with Prosecco and pomegranate juice. It's perfect for any party.
In a champagne flute pour pomegranate juice and Prosecco. Top with a few pomegranate seeds.