I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! There is always something magical about kids on Christmas. I had a wonderful weekend with my family. We went to see a movie, went up in the mountains to take my in-laws snowshoeing, and went to a couple local breweries for tastings. My husband and I even got to go to dinner just us! We tried this really great Greek restaurant, that I can’t wait to go back to. My in-laws leave today, so it is back to normal at least for another week. My parents come next weekend!
It is Holiday Recipe Club again. For this round, Erin over at The Big Fat Baker assigned the challenge as wines, white chocolate or marscapone. I picked wine! Traditionally we have Bellini’s for holidays in my family. We like to change up the fruit, but my favorite is Pomegranate. Pear is also really good! It is super simple to make, and can be made with any fruit that you like. Basically, you make a simple syrup out of your fruit, and then add Sparkling Wine.
My Champagne glasses didn’t get unpacked, so my pictures aren’t super pretty. It separates more and looks pretty in a tall Champagne flute, but it tastes the same no matter what :) This would be very festive and perfect for a New Year’s Eve party. You could even sprinkle in a few pomegranate seeds if you had them. You can freeze any leftover syrup. I have frozen it in ice cube trays before, as well as in a large container, both work very well.
1 cup POM juice
1 cup Sugar
1 Bottle Sparkling Wine (Spumante, Prosecco, any sweet variety)
Combine POM and Sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Cool.
Pour about 1 Tbls POM syrup into the bottom of a glass, top with sparkling wine.