Pomegranate Sparklers

Find ruby red pomegranate seeds in the refrigerated section of many markets. Use them as edible baubles on Christmas cocktails, including this one with sparkling wine.

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  • Makes: 5 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Marinate: 4 hrs
  • Chill: up to 3 days
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Pomegranate Sparklers
Ingredients
1 1/2
cups pomegranate seeds (from 1 large pomegranate)
1/2
cup brandy
1
750 milliliter bottle sparkling wine, such as Prosecco, Asti Spumante, or brut champagne, chilled
Directions
  1. In a bowl place pomegranate seeds and enough brandy to cover. Cover; let stand at room temperature 4 to 24 hours.
  2. For each Sparkler, pour 5 ounces sparkling wine into a champagne glass. Add a few brandied seeds. Makes 5 servings.
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Prosecco is a variety of white grape grown in the Veneto region of Italy, and also gives its name to the sparkling wine made from the grape.

Nutrition Facts (Pomegranate Sparklers)
    Per serving:
  • 186 kcal cal.,
  • 1 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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