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Pomegranate Champagne Blaze: An effervescent cocktail with a smoky citrus aroma

Close out the year with a pop, fizz and a flame, courtesy of this sparkling sipper from Betty Shin Binon

Close out the year with a pop, fizz and a flame, courtesy of this sparkling sipper from Betty Shin Binon

Two coupe classes filled with a red liquid and garnished with mint sit on a wooden countertop surrounded by pomegranates, orange peel, a champagne bottle and a lit sparkler.
(Photography by Betty Shin Binon)

Effervescent, boasting an enticing citrus aroma and rounded out with the tart-sweet flavours of pomegranate, this Pomegranate Champagne Blaze is the drink to cap off the year with when the clock strikes midnight. Because, after all, does anything say New Year’s Eve quite like a glass of bubbly? The pop, fizz and flame of this cocktail will take things a step further to create a full sensory experience that's bound to be the hit of your celebration.

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail


  • 4 oz Champagne (or prosecco)
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice (store-bought or freshly-muddled from the arils of 1 large pomegranate)
  • 2 oz Cointreau
  • 2 sprigs of mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate arils
  • 2 orange peel discs, approx. 1 inch in diameter


Chill 2 coupe glasses in the freezer for around 20 minutes. 

If preparing fresh pomegranate juice, muddle the arils or add to a blender and strain.

Distribute the pomegranate juice and Cointreau evenly into each chilled coupe glass.

Slowly pour 2 ounces of champagne down a mixing spoon into each coupe glass to avoid using bubbles and gently stir.

Sprinkle a tablespoon of pomegranate arils into each cocktail.

Smack a sprig of mint leaves around each glass to release the aroma, then garnish each drink with a sprig.

Slice along the skin of an orange to create 2 round orange peel discs.

Light a wood match off to the side, about 3 inches above each cocktail. Pinch the orange peel with the skin facing toward the flame to express the oils and allow the cocktail to absorb the smoky citrus flavour.

Makes 2 servings.

Produced in collaboration with CBC Creator Network.

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