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Pomegranate-Rosemary Royale

Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
Yield

4 servings

This simple twist on the traditional kir royale blends tart-sweet pomegranate juice with subtle herbal notes from a rosemary-infused syrup. Float rosemary leaves on the drinks for a pretty garnish.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups Champagne or sparkling wine

Nutrition Information

  • calories 115
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 9.5 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 4 mg
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1/4 cup water and sugar in a 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.