So, it’s New Year everybody!!Feeling festive for 2016? Well, I hope you are!! Cause we have a New Year cocktail to enjoy! The New Year Pomegranate Champagne cocktail!
Is there a special reason why we chose a cocktail with pomegranate for New Year? Could it be a coincidence? No, it isn’t, you guessed that right!
The pomegranate is considered to have a special symbolism for many cultures among the years. For ancient Egypt, it was a symbol of prosperity and ambition, in Judaism, the two pillars in front of Solomon’s Temple were engraved with pomegranates and in China, during the Tang Dynasty, it was an emblem of fertility.
However, above all, Greece is one of the countries that has been familiar with a pomegranate symbolism for the longest time in history. In Greek mythology, the pomegranate was called the “fruit of the dead” and it was supposed to have sprung from the blood of Adonis, a life-death-rebirth deity. Today, the pomegranate is a symbol of good luck, abundance and fertility. Among other occasions, it is a custom for the Greeks to break a pomegranate on the ground on New Years. A pomegranate decoration is also a very common gift during this time.
How about we check that cocktail and see what it’s all about?
- 70ml / 2 & 1/3 parts chilled dry or Brut Champagne
- 30ml /1 part Brandy
- 50gr / 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
- 5-6 dashes bitters
- 1 sugar cube
Put the sugar cube in a champagne flute and add the pomegranate seeds. Add the bitters exactly over the sugar cube so that it is soaked through. Pour the brandy and top up with the Champagne. Your New Year cocktail is easy to serve!