Holiday Recipes: Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis with Clare James!



‘Tis the season for Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis with Clare James!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

I’m so proud to be part of Entangled Publishing’s 25 Days of Holiday Steals event. And I hope you’re taking advantage of these awesome deals, because at this crazy time of year, you deserve to take some time for yourself too!

To help celebrate, I’d like to share a few of my favorite holiday cocktail recipes. In my family, we used to do a cookie exchange every year, but now everyone is always dieting so we’ve changed our focus a bit…(;

I served this first recipe on Thanksgiving this year. It was inspired by my sister’s obsession for pomegranates. It’s super easy, yet looks fancy and festive.

Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis:

  • 1 Bottle of your favorite sparkling wine (I love prosecco)
  • 1 Bottle of store-bought cranberry/pomegranate juice
  • Fresh cranberries and pomegranate seeds for garnish

I make these fresh for each guest as they walk in, but then have a station set up so everyone can make their own throughout the evening. All you do is take a champagne flute and fill it with the juice—about ¼ of the glass. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a few cranberries and pomegranate seeds. You could also line your glasses with a flavored sugar if you really want to be fancy!

This next one is definitely not for dieters, but they will be tempted. Plus, it has a super cute name—Nuts and Berries. For this one, you’ll need:

  • 1 ounce Frangelico
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • Cream or milk to fill

Then, simply pour the liqueurs into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Stir well.

Top with milk or cream and stir again.

We served this on Christmas Eve one year, but mixed it all in a blender with ice, poured into cute little glasses, and stored in the freezer. That way, it was easier to serve to a lot of people and it was more like an ice cream drink. So delicious!!

I hope these recipes help make your holidays a little brighter, and don’t forget to check out all of Entangled’s steals this month!


Clare James



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