Pomegranate Spritzers

Toast the holiday with a crimson drink, courtesy of the Silver Plate Cookbook author and Michigan Travel Ideas contributor Julee Rosso, who also owns the Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck. This spritzer is easy to make, which gives you more time for visiting with family and friends.  Julee offers up great advice on entertaining in Part 1 of her series, Lessons from an InnkeeperVisit our Recipes post for more info on how to contribute your own recipe to share with our readers!

Start to finish: 5 minutes

            1          cup 100% pomegranate juice or cranberry juice, chilled
            3          cups ginger ale or sparkling water, chilled
            24        whole cranberries
                        Ice cubes (optional)

  1. Add 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice to eight balloon wine glasses, champagne flutes or small tumblers. Pour ginger ale into each glass. Garnish each with three cranberries. If you wish, add ice to the glasses.

Makes 8 servings.

Champagne Pomegranate Spritzers: Prepare spritzers as above, except substitute chilled champagne (3 cups) or dry white wine (750 ml bottle) for the ginger ale.