This jewel-toned Pomegranate Kir Royale is about as easy and as festive as cocktails come. Just two ingredients (three optional add-ins) is all you need to create this delicious take on the classic champagne cocktail.

Photograph of sparkling wine being poured into champagne flutes with pomegranate liqueur

This Kir Royale with pomegranate can be made with any preferred dry sparkling wine such as Prosecco, Cava or Champagne. And for a cheaper, less boozy option, you can swap the pomegranate liqueur for pure pomegranate juice, it just won’t be quite as flavorful.

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What’s in a Kir Royale cocktail?

The Kir Royale is a classic champagne cocktail, which at its simplest, is made of Crème de Cassis and Champagne.

Depending on who makes it—and preference—the amount of Crème de Cassis varies from one teaspoon to two tablespoons (1 ounce) and can be finished with a dash of bitters and/or a lemon twist.

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How do you make a Kir Royale?

Are you ready to make one of the easiest and most elegant cocktails?

here we go:

  1. add liqueur to champagne flute
  2. pour champagne into flute over liqueur
  3. finish with a dash of bitters (optional) and a lemon twist

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Pomegranate Kir Royale

  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Cuisine: Cocktail

Description

This jewel-toned Pomegranate Kir Royale is about as easy and as festive as cocktails come. Only two ingredients (three optional add-ins) is all you need to create this delicious take on the classic champagne cocktail.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ounce pomegranate liqueur (such as Pama)
  • 4 ounces chilled dry sparkling wine such as Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava
  • Dash bitters (optional)
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Lemon twist

Instructions

Pour liqueur into a champagne flute and top sparkling wine.

Finish with a dash of bitter, if using, and garnish with pomegranate seeds and a lemon twist.


Notes

Serving a crowd? Here’s how much booze you should buy:

Serving 10: 1 bottle pomegranate liqueur and 2 bottles sparkling wine

Serving 20: 1 bottle pomegranate liqueur and 4 bottles sparkling wine

Serving 30: 2 bottles pomegranate liqueur and 6 bottles sparkling wine

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About The Author

Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine, EatingWell.com, AmericasTestKitchen.com, and more.

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