A cranberry and pomegranate-infused simple syrup is mixed with champagne (or seltzer) and a squeeze of lime for a sparkling drink that's perfect for celebrating the holidays or ringing in the New Year.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Servings 12bellinis (if using full amount of sugar in simple syrup and 1 1/2 to 2 bottles of Prosecco)
Whole cranberries and slices of lime for garnishoptional
TO MAKE SIMPLE SYRUP:
In a small pot, stir together fruit juices and sugar.
Set pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
Turn to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring until sugar completely dissolves.
Pour syrup in a jar and cool completely. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
TO MAKE A BELLINI:
Pour 1 ounce of cranberry-pomegranate simple syrup into a champagne flute. Top with 3 to 4 ounces of Prosecco. Squeeze a wedge of lime into the bellini. For a garnish, use a toothpick to skewer a whole cranberry and half slice of lime, if desired.
If your cranberry and/or pomegranate juice is already sweetened, reduce the amount of sugar in the simple syrup to 1/2 cup.
To make a pitcher of bellinis, mix 1 cup of cranberry-pomegranate simple syrup with a 750mL bottle of Prosecco. Squeeze in the juice of one lime. Taste and add additional simple syrup, if desired.