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December 26, 2016

Pomegranate French 75

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The Pomegranate French 75 makes a perfect celebratory cocktail to sip while ringing in the new year! A twist on a classic French 75, this recipe calls for prosecco or champagne, gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda. The resulting drink is light, herbaceous and slightly sweet and a little tart. The effervescent Pomegranate French 75 would be a beautiful mixed cocktail to serve at a New Year’s Eve party!

The Pomegranate French 75 makes a perfect celebratory cocktail to sip while ringing in the new year! A twist on a classic French 75, this recipe calls for prosecco or champagne, gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda. The resulting drink is light, herbaceous and slightly sweet and a little tart. The effervescent Pomegranate French 75 would be a beautiful mixed cocktail to serve at a New Year's Eve party! #ad

This shouldn’t come as any surprise, but the first time I tried a French 75, I was on a photo assignment.

I know. I’m quickly becoming that person who tells you stories of her work because she has nothing else to say.

The thing is… I experienced a lot of life, culture and cocktails when I was working as staff photographer for 225, and I had a blast while documenting it all.

Indulge me, mmkay?

The Pomegranate French 75 makes a perfect celebratory cocktail to sip while ringing in the new year! A twist on a classic French 75, this recipe calls for prosecco or champagne, gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda. The resulting drink is light, herbaceous and slightly sweet and a little tart. The effervescent Pomegranate French 75 would be a beautiful mixed cocktail to serve at a New Year's Eve party! #ad

One afternoon, I was sent to a swanky hotel in downtown Baton Rouge to photograph one of the bartenders making a French 75. I’d never heard of this cocktail, let alone tried it, but I headed on downtown and was in for a surprise.

The French 75 is a light, simple cocktail that features champagne (or prosecco or any other dry white sparkling wine), a little gin, lemon and simple syrup.

I photographed the bartender making the drink, then he passed it across the bar, insisting I give it a try.

I did… and I loved it.

The Pomegranate French 75 makes a perfect celebratory cocktail to sip while ringing in the new year! A twist on a classic French 75, this recipe calls for prosecco or champagne, gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda. The resulting drink is light, herbaceous and slightly sweet and a little tart. The effervescent Pomegranate French 75 would be a beautiful mixed cocktail to serve at a New Year's Eve party! #ad

While I love a good bubbly drink, I don’t always drink them. I feel like they call for a special occasion… so when the folks at Sprouts asked me if I wanted to make a New Year’s Eve cocktail, I jumped on the opportunity!

Pomegranates are one of my favorite fruits, and they’re currently in season. As I started brainstorming about this cocktail, I knew I wanted to feature pomegranate flavors paired with some sparkling wine.

Instead of just featuring pomegranate juice, though, I picked up a bottle of Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda. This soda sparkles and adds such a nice sweetness and pomegranate flavor to the cocktail without being overpowering.

Lime pairs beautifully with pomegranate, so I added a little freshly squeezed lime juice, too.

A traditional French 75 calls for gin, so I added a little bit to the cocktail. Not too much, though, as the gin is super herbaceous and could be overpowering for some.

Lastly, we top the drinks with prosecco. (You could also use champagne or another dry white sparkling wine.)

I fancied up my Pomegranate French 75 by adding a sugar rim to the glasses. Because New Year’s Eve drinks need to be fancy. And a sugar rim adds a little sparkle to the presentation.

The Pomegranate French 75 makes a perfect celebratory cocktail to sip while ringing in the new year! A twist on a classic French 75, this recipe calls for prosecco or champagne, gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda. The resulting drink is light, herbaceous and slightly sweet and a little tart. The effervescent Pomegranate French 75 would be a beautiful mixed cocktail to serve at a New Year's Eve party! #ad

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The Pomegranate French 75 makes a perfect celebratory cocktail to sip while ringing in the new year! A twist on a classic French 75, this recipe calls for prosecco or champagne, gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda. The resulting drink is light, herbaceous and slightly sweet and a little tart. The effervescent Pomegranate French 75 would be a beautiful mixed cocktail to serve at a New Year's Eve party! #ad

Now, let’s pop that bubbly and celebrate with a Pomegranate French 75!

Here’s how you can make it at home:

Pomegranate French 75
 
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The Pomegranate French 75 makes a perfect celebratory cocktail to sip while ringing in the new year! A twist on a classic French 75, this recipe calls for prosecco or champagne, gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda. The resulting drink is light, herbaceous and slightly sweet and a little tart. The effervescent Pomegranate French 75 would be a beautiful mixed cocktail to serve at a New Year's Eve party!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Makes: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 2 oz. Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda
  • 1 oz. gin
  • ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 oz. prosecco (can also use champagne or any other sparkling white wine), chilled
  • Additional lime and sugar, for garnish
Instructions
Garnish the Glasses
  1. Cut a lime into quarters. Squeeze the lime juice into a shallow bowl.
  2. Sprinkle sugar onto a plate, and set aside.
  3. Dip the rim of the glass into the lime juice, the immediately dip it into the sugar.
  4. Repeat until all the glasses are rimmed with sugar.
Make the Drink
  1. Pour the Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda into a champagne glass/flute.
  2. Measure the gin and the freshly squeezed lime juice, and pour into the glass.
  3. Top the drink with the prosecco, and enjoy immediately!

The Pomegranate French 75 makes a perfect celebratory cocktail to sip while ringing in the new year! A twist on a classic French 75, this recipe calls for prosecco or champagne, gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and Sprouts Pomegranate Italian Soda. The resulting drink is light, herbaceous and slightly sweet and a little tart. The effervescent Pomegranate French 75 would be a beautiful mixed cocktail to serve at a New Year's Eve party! #ad

What kind of drink would you like to sip on New Year’s Eve?

12 Comments

  1. carrie @ frugal foodie mama

    I love a good French 75, and I am dying over the addition of pomegranate. 🙂 Looks amazing!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Carrie! I love a good French 75, too, and the addition of pomegranate is VERY good.

  2. Krista

    These are perfect for everyone’s New Years Party!! Love these!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Krista! They really are perfect for a NYE party!

  3. Sara

    I’m SO on board with this cocktail! I love the flavors you’ve combined together – and I particularly like that you decided to include a bit of gin. Plus, your super-cute champagne flutes make everything that much more appealing! Can’t wait to try this out!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Sara! I hope you and yours have enjoyed this delightful little French 75! The addition of gin just gives it such a good earthiness and balances that sweet right out. Cheers!

  4. Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago

    Love the addition of pomegranate to this – it’s one of my favorite flavors!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Kathryn! Pomegranate is SO GOOD this time of year!

  5. Christine

    What a tasty and festive drink!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Christine! It truly is!

  6. Michelle Ferrand

    1. I love a French 75
    2. I love pomegranate juice
    3. Your flutes are so cute!!!

    • Erin

      1. Me too!
      2. It’s the best!
      3. Thank you! They were a gift from my mom.

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