Pomegranate French 75 Cocktail

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If you like Champagne, this Pomegranate French 75 cocktail is the perfect twist on a classic Champagne cocktail that is both stunning in the glass and deliciously bubbly, with bright Pomegranate juice, lemon juice, Champagne, and gin.

Pomegranate French 75

The first time I had a French 75 was in New Orleans at Arnaud’s French 75 Bar, which is consistently voted as one of the top bars in the country. It’s just the right atmosphere for a classic Champagne cocktail.

Even if you’re just playing the part, it feels especially cosmopolitan to sit back in their leather chairs with a long-stemmed glass of bubbly.

This pomegranate version of the classic French 75 is a fun and easy way to try something a bit different, while still respecting the original. It’s a great drink for holiday parties, thanks to its gorgeous red color.

» Looking for more bubbly cocktails? Try this delicious Aperol Spritz Cocktail and Raspberry Gin Fizz.

What You’ll Need

For the drink, you’ll need:

  • Pomegranate juice – I use POM because it’s easy to find and has a nice flavor.
  • Champagne – It’s okay to use a lower-cost Champagne, or Prosecco if you’re not keen on spending $30+ on a bottle of bubbly.
  • Gin – For the gin, I typically use Gordon’s or Tanqueray.
  • Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed, of course.
  • Simple syrup (optional) – If you prefer your cocktails a bit sweeter, you can also add in the simple sugar that a classic French 75 would have, but I don’t find it necessary with the sweetness from the juice.

» Want to try the classic version? Here’s the recipe.

How to Make a Pomegranate French 75

This recipe is so easy to remember, and even easier to put together. You’ll need a cocktail jigger to measure out the parts.

Fill the cocktail shaker about halfway up with ice. Add:

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz gin

Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds until the cocktail is well chilled. Strain it into your glass. You can serve it in a Champagne flute or a coupe glass.

Top it up with Champagne and you’re done.

Pomegranate French 75 cocktail recipe

How to Garnish the Drink

You can see, I like to add fresh rosemary as my garnish, but the classic French 75 calls for a lemon twist. If you’re making this as a holiday cocktail, I recommend the rosemary sprig, because it look more like Christmas.

Toss a few pomegranate seeds in the bottom of the glass for extra fun.

What Pomegranate Juice to Use

We use a brand of pomegranate called Pom, which is very easy to get at just about any grocery store.

There’s also RW Knudsen’s Just Pomegranate. If you can’t find it, or don’t like pomegranate juice, substitute it with cranberry juice, which has a similar taste profile. Ocean Spray makes a Pomegranate Cranberry blend.

» If you like peaches, we also suggest this great summer cocktail – Peach Mezcal Margarita

Pomegranate French 75

This recipe makes just one French 75 cocktail, so be sure to double the quantity for two! If you’re serving it at a party, you can have the blend of lemon juice, pomegranate juice, and gin already mixed up to put in the shaker so you can quickly make these drinks. Then just top up the glasses with the Champagne before serving.

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pomegranate french 75

Pomegranate French 75 Cocktail

This recipe adds fruity pomegranate juice to a classic French 75.
5 from 29 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Laura Lynch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 2 oz Champagne
  • 1 oz gin
  • Garnish: lemon twist or rosemary sprig
  • simple syrup, to taste optional

Instructions

  • Add ice and all of the ingredients (except the Champagne) into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  • Pour the liquid (without the ice) into a Champagne flute and top up with Champagne.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Notes

  • You can add 1/2 oz of simple syrup to make the cocktail sweeter, if desired, but the juice already adds enough sugar on its own for my taste.
  • Don’t have pomegranate juice? You can substitute it with cranberry juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 171mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

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