Cocktail of the Week: Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

By Food & Wine

© John Kernick This bubbly, sweet-tart cocktail combines sparkling wine, dessert wine, and deep-red pomegranate juice. More Festive Party Punches

Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
INGREDIENTS

2 oranges, thinly sliced crosswise
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
3/4 cup late-harvest white wine, such as late-harvest Riesling, chilled
Ice cubes, for serving
Two 750-milliliter bottles sparkling wine, chilled
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup diced fresh pineapple (1/2 inch)
1 cup pomegranate juice

DIRECTIONS

1. In a punch bowl, dissolve the sugar in the pomegranate juice, stirring vigorously. Add the sparkling wine and late-harvest white wine, then add the orange slices, diced pineapple and pomegranate seeds. Serve the sparkling pomegranate punch over ice cubes.

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