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Pomegranate French 75 is the perfect drink to add to toast this holiday season and a must for brunch! Bubbly, sweet and floral with a hint of sour pomegranate flavor. Health!
The end of the year is fast approaching, but before it ends and we are all back to our normal eating and drinking routines, I have a couple of fun and easy party recipes. Let's start with a cocktail, because that's usually the first thing I offer people when they come to a party or gathering. A French 75 grenade is what I'm serving for Christmas and New Years this year and you should too!
A French 75 is a classic cocktail and has been around for a long time, 1915 according to what I have read. It uses minimal ingredients, is easy to make, and perfect for brunch, happy hour, dinner, or New Year's toast.
A French classic 75 is a combination of gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. The mixture is completed with champagne and a garnish of lemon peel. It is bright, bubbly and full of citrus flavor. To give a winter touch to the French 75, I decided to trade lemon juice for pomegranate juice and of course I had to drop some pomegranate seeds for garnish.
I never considered myself a fan of gin, but lately it seems like every cocktail I try to use it ends up loving me. Gin has a fairly strong flavor. It is citric, floral and juniper is almost always a flavor that you will notice to a certain extent depending on the brand you use. I went with Hendrick’s Gin for this recipe. It is a solid, good quality brand and one that the average drinker / cocktail maker can endorse. If you are a gin expert, you can use your favorite.
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To make Pomegranate French 75, simply combine the gin, pomegranate juice, and plain syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake it until it's cold, then strain it into two glasses of champagne. Top with champagne and some pomegranate seeds and that's it.
Today I share this recipe on my friend Ashley's Spoonful of Flavor blog. Head over there and let the party begin! Health!
Click here for the French Pomegranate 75 Recipe
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