Happy NYE! | Holiday Cocktail Recipe

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As the holiday season comes to an end, we still have one last chance to celebrate.

Is it just me, or is NYE one of those holidays that never lives up to the hype?  Unless, of course you're traveling - traveling is always a good idea. Two years ago, we rang in the new year in Rincon, PR, which was a NYE I'll never forget.

But this year, we're staying local - after a month of traveling, it will be nice to just relax + sit back with a cocktail or two, reflecting on the amazing year we had.

That's what is so great about the holidays.  This time of year is the perfect excuse to get together with your friends + family to celebrate all of the amazing things that have happened within each of your lives - which is exactly what we did a few weeks ago.  Since we were not in NY for Christmas, we decided (last-minute) to celebrate Christmas a little early with our family here.

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Gloria Ferrer, #LiveGloriously, New Years Eve, NYE, Cocktail Recipe, Pomegranate Champagne, Holiday Party

Time however, was not on our side.  We set out to plan a said holiday get-together very last-minute + in result ended up stay up way too late the night before, cleaning our apartment + putting the finishing touches on our holiday decor.  Luckily, the planning was easy.  We cooked a wonderful Christmas style meal + topped it all off with a fabulous sparkling cocktail - which is all you really need for a good holiday party.  Am I right?

When planning anything last-minute, the key is to keep it simple + this cocktail is perfect for that.  In fact, with only hours to spare, I guarantee that you can pull this together for tonight, if you wanted to. Here's how...

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Pomegranate Sparkler Recipe 

Ingredients:

  • Pomegranate juice
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wine
  • Sugar

Directions: 

  • Pour a scoop of sugar onto a napkin
  • Run the rim of your glass under cold water, then dip into sugar to rim the glass
  • Fill glass 1/4 of the way with pomegranate juice
  • Fill the rest of the way with sparkling wine
  • Drop in a small handful of pomegranate seeds
  • Sip + repeat

Gloria Ferrer, #LiveGloriously, New Years Eve, NYE, Cocktail Recipe, Pomegranate Champagne, Holiday Party

Gloria Ferrer, #LiveGloriously, New Years Eve, NYE, Cocktail Recipe, Pomegranate Champagne, Holiday Party

I know one thing is for sure, we will most defiantly be enjoying one (or three each) of these tonight.  Tis the season...

Cheers to 2015 + #LivingGloriously! 

Disclosure: Sparkling wine, champagne glasses, serving tray, + ice bucket provided by Gloria Ferrer.