The Weekend Cocktail: Pomegranate + Prosecco = Pomsecco

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY

Growing up in Sonoma County I learned a fair amount about wine. On Fridays during the fall football season my dad would scout out a route to the away games with stops to the local wineries and the “hospitality rooms.”After all the 70’s, and although my experience as a young child was not through tasting wine, I did learn a lot about the passion behind wine making. That being said, I did not even realize that wine was made outside of Northern California. Believe it or not, it was not until I came south to go to college that I learned that France made wine. I got into a heated debate with my friend Molly about champagne. She boldly stated that only sparkling wine made in France could call itself champagne. I was mortified!

Champagne is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France, from which it takes its name. The primary grapes used in the production of Champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It is the same fermentation process and mostly the same grapes in all regions but in California it is called Sparkling Wine! In Spain, it is called Cava and in Italy it is Processco.

Not to offend anyone in my hometown, but I really think the Italians got it right. The biggest bang for your buck and the lightest, crispest flavors is hands down Prosecco. Nice to drink alone, but also fun in this pomegranate cocktail. Cheers!

Pomsecco

4 tablespoons Pomegranate juice

Prosecco

Pour 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice into each champagne glass.

Pour enough Prosecco into glass with pomegranate juice to fill the glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.