Any special occasion [especially one with a big meal attached to it] isn't complete until you have the perfect cocktail to complement it. This Thanksgiving, I went with a simple, straightforward cocktail, with a bit of a twist. I combined pomegranate juice and prosecco [but any sparkling wine works well] and added a splash of St. Germain liqueur to the mix.
St. Germain is a French liqueur made from elderflower berries found in the alps. It's described as having notes of pear, lemon, orange, and passionfruit. I definitely taste the pear, but I actually find it tastes more like a late harvest dessert wine I'd brought back from Napa a few years ago.
Long story short...it's delicious! The combination was nice and bright, and not terribly sweet, so it cut through the heaping mounds of mashed potatoes and turkey on my plate. Here's the recipe- I highly recommend it!
Pom-Germain Champagne [or prosecco!] Cocktail
1/2-1oz. St. Germain Liqueur
2oz. 100% Pomegranate Juice
6oz. Champagne [I used prosecco, but any good sparkling wine will do]
Add the St. Germain and pomegranate juice to the glass and swirl. Top with champagne and garnish with a slice of orange.