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Cranberry Pomegranate Bellini

  • Author: Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Beverages / Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American and Italian

Ingredients

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For the Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened 100% cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened 100 pomegranate juice (I use POM brand)
  • 1 cup sugar

For each Bellini:

  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 46 oz. Italian Prosecco
  • a small squeeze of fresh lime juice

Garnish:

  • fresh whole cranberries
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • fresh lime slices

Instructions

To Make the Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small pot, stir together the cranberry and pomegranate juices with the sugar.
  2. Set the pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn the temperature down to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Pour the syrup in a jar. Place it in the refrigerator to cool completely.
  5. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.

To Make Each Bellini:

  1. Pour 1 ounce of cranberry-pomegranate simple syrup into each champagne flute.
  2. Top with 4 – 6 ounces of Prosecco.
  3. Squeeze just a few drops of fresh lime juice into each bellini.
  4. Garnish each bellini with half slices of lime and whole cranberries

To Make a Pitcher of Bellini:

  1. Mix 1 cup of cranberry-pomegranate simple syrup with a 750 ml bottle of Italian Prosecco.
  2. Squeeze a few drops of fresh lime juice, up to one lime’s juice.
  3. Taste and add more of whatever ingredient you prefer.

Salute’ and Cheers!