Friday, November 27, 2009

Pomegranate Rosemary Royale

A simple twist on the traditional kir royale-blends tart-sweet pomegranate juice with herbal notes from a rosemary infused syrup. A perfect jewel colored drink for the holidays.


Pomegranate Rosemary Royale
Serves 4
Recipe from Cooking Light
Ingredients:
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
2 cups Champagne or sparkling wine

Directions:
1. Combine 1/4 cup water with sugar in small saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add rosemary; let stand 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
2. Pour 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice and 1 tablespoon rosemary syrup into 4 Champagne glasses. Top each serving with 1/2 cup Champagne. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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49 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

great drink and how cool with rosemary in it

Mimi said...

What gorgeous color. I wish I had one to sip right now.
Mimi

3 hungry tummies said...

That looks so refreshing!! Definitely a drink for my next bbq!

A Year on the Grill said...

"A simple twist on the traditional kir royale-blends tart-sweet pomegranate juice with herbal notes from a rosemary infused syrup"

I love the twists on the "classics" you do. Great recipe, and made me smile

Palidor said...

Wow, what lovely color. I bet they're nice and refreshing.

sangeeta said...

with rosemary and pom juice it's surely very refreshing , the picture is so inviting too.

Cathy said...

I bookmarked this recipe in the magazine to try over xmas - glad you enjoyed it!

Chef E said...

You can be my bartender any day! Just make sure I cook first, oh and clean up the kitchen then sit down for my drinks...

TKW said...

I made these, too! Yours are far more photogenic, however!

Lynn said...

This sounds yummy, Velva. Last night I made a pomegranate juice/sugar & water syrup/ lime juice/orange liqueur drink that I found on someone's blog (I think Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness) and it was tasty. Bet this version here would be really tasty, as well :)

alison said...

cheers!it sounds delicious !

Chris said...

And you can re-use the rosemary in a dish as "pomegranate infused rosemary", ha ha.

Nice drink. I have some pom juice in the fridge so this might work for us.

Sophie said...

Now, that's a top drink for me!! Very festive too!

The rosemary in this drink must taste & adds a lot of flavour!

teresa said...

oh wow, look at that lovely drink! wonderful for the holidays!

Susan said...

I am very curious as to how this tastes. I have enough rosemary growing to make drinks for an army!!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I'm printing it now and I'll be drinking this soon! Beautiful!

Donna-FFW said...

Perfect for the holidays with that gorgeous color, may I have some?

comfycook said...

This is a beauty. It looks like it goes down easy.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

They are supposed to be healthy, good for your heart right?! You are a genius!

Dustjacket Attic said...

That is a must try...so refreshing by the sounds.
xxx

Barbara said...

What a lovely drink to serve over the holidays, Velva! The addition of rosemary is unusual but I bet it's delicious. And that color! Wow.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a great combination of flavors! That drink must taste really good!

Cheers,

Rosa

Laura in Paris said...

I'd like to order two, please! (Love all those flavors)

buffalodick said...

Sounds wonderful, but I go to bars where a guy would get his butt kicked for ordering one!

Katy ~ said...

Beautiful! Great idea about the champagne and pomegranate! Now I know what to do with the champagne sitting in my fridge, grins.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Gorgeous drink! I hope you had a fabulous thanksgiving. *kisses* HH

Pierce said...

Yum...I LOVE champagne and this looks quite refreshing. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful :-)

Hungry Dog said...

How pretty and festive! And I just happen to have to have some pomegranate juice to use...guess I'll have to make some cocktails this evening :)

Erica said...

That sounds interesting! Beautiful color!

nanny said...

Beautiful,,,,pass me one please!

Leah said...

This should be a delightful Christmas drink... the touch of rosemary made it quite unique.

5 Star Foodie said...

A lovely drink, and the color is just gorgeous!

Karine said...

Your drink looks fantastic! :)

Marguerite said...

Looks like a great drink for the holidays. Perfect combination! Cheers!

Claudia said...

Oh I love Kir. Oh. I love rosemary. Oh. Guess what? I love this!

Lucia from Madison said...

I love rosemary and pomegranate juice! It looks so pretty.

love lives in the kitchen said...

what a cute idea and beautiful picture!
wish you a sweet day!
justyna

Simply Life said...

Oh what a beautiful photo - the colors are just gorgeous!

Jennie said...

I love this!!

Roseiro.Pedro said...

i've tried rosemary + pomegranate juice. but adding the champagne and making it a Kir royale, what a great idea. Thanks for passing by my blog :) Hope you enjoyed

theycallmejane said...

This is perfect for when my in-laws visit - are you sure this recipe serves 4? ;)

stephchows said...

oh wow what an interesting combination! I'd love to try it!

theUngourmet said...

What a gorgeous cocktail. Perfect for this time of year!

The Novice Chef said...

What a beautiful picture! I love the addition of rosemary!

Gloria said...

This look absolutely delicious Velva! cheers! gloria

Ricardo said...

Now there is a drink I love and full of antioxidants too lovely, never thought to use fresh rosemary to flavour it further well done thanks for the share. rico xxxx

Angie's Recipes said...

A rosemary drink! Absolutely sensational!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

This is romantic enough for any couple's intimate moment or celebrations !

James said...

Could just do with one of these right now!

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