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Pomegranate Champagne Martini + 5 Healthy Cocktail Recipes

December 16, 2015

This Pomegranate Champagne Martini makes the perfect celebratory cocktail for your next party. It’s sweetened with a touch of honey and pomegranate juice for a healthier drink recipe.

This Pomegranate Champagne Martini makes the perfect celebratory cocktail for your next party. It's sweetened with a touch of honey and pomegranate juice for a healthier drink recipe.Among all of my somewhat alternative thoughts on health, I truly and honestly believe that a nightcap is the way to a long and happy-filled life.

It’s not secret that I love love love wine. Admittedly, I’m a sucker for a good glass of red but in times of celebration you better bet I’m whipping out the champagne.

I’m usually so boring when it comes to drinks and will just drink whatever bottle we have open, but with the holidays just around the corner our little blogging crew thought it would be fun to put a healthier twist on cocktail recipes.

Now you can rest easy knowing you can and should indulge over the holidays. Ain’t no reason you can’t get a little boozy! Let’s do this…

5 Healthy Cocktail Recipes for a Healthy New Year!Lee from Fit Foodie Finds made a festive Cranberry Mojito! They’re made with all the classic mint mojito flavors with a splash of cranberry juice.

Get the recipe –> HERE

Cranberry-Mint-Mojito2Brittany from Eating Bird Food made a decadently healthy Almond Joy Martini! It’s a rich and nutty cocktail featuring chocolate coconut water, vodka and a splash of amaretto. It’s perfect for holiday parties and a tad healthier since it’s made with coconut water.

Get the recipe –> HERE

Hooville Martini-2

Lexi from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen put together a Cranberry Orange Margarita! Fresh squeezed orange juice, tequila, a touch of real cranberry juice, and a dash of sweetness and orange zest make this margarita the perfect holiday cocktail!

Get the recipe –> HERE

CranberryOrangeMargarita_6Gina from Running to the Kitchen has created the ultimate hot toddy! This coconut chai hot toddy is made with a generous splash of dark rum, spices and creamy coconut milk for the perfect cozy holiday drink.

Get the recipe –> HERE

Coconut chai hot toddy 700-2

Back to these Pomegranate Champagne Martinis! They’re sweetened with a touch of honey, pomegranate juice and the fizziness of the champagne masks the vodka (because the taste of vodka bring back traumatizing memories of smirnoff from the high school days…)

This recipe makes enough for two, but only because I was alone on a Tuesday and it felt inappropriate to have more than two in the middle of the day. But a few math calculations will help you tailor it to a crowd.

This Pomegranate Champagne Martini makes the perfect celebratory cocktail for your next party. It's sweetened with a touch of honey and pomegranate juice for a healthier drink recipe.Speaking of crowd, I’m thinking this cocktail would be perfect for New Years. A few years ago I was told that adding pomegranate to your New Years champagne was good luck! I don’t know if this is true or not but my superstitious self will take all of the luck I can get.

So cheers to an epic 2015 of delicious, healthy recipe round-ups with these wonderful ladies and to all of YOU who bring me so much joy when you make them. Now chug. Kidding. Not really.

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Pomegranate Champagne Martini + 5 Healthy Cocktail Recipes

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 glasses 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 3 ounces of gluten-free vodka (2 single shots or 1 double shot)
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 bottle of champagne (sparking wine or prosecco work too) – will only use enough to fill up half of each flute.
  • 2 tsp fresh pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine pomegranate juice, vodka and honey
  2. Divide equally between two champagne flutes (should fill halfway up) and add 1 tsp of pomegranate seeds to each glass.
  3. Top each glass with champagne and serve immediately.

This Pomegranate Champagne Martini makes the perfect celebratory cocktail for your next party. It's sweetened with a touch of honey and pomegranate juice for a healthier drink recipe.Pick your poison! I like to hear other people’s drinks of choice!

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    Tara
    December 16, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Ooh I love trying new cocktail recipes! My go-to cocktail is a margarita with tons of fresh lime. But I usually stick with red wine or craft beer!

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    Georgie
    December 16, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Lex’s margarita looks insane and these Chamagne Martinis are gorgeous. As I’m emptying out my fridge I actually found a mini bottle of proseco (lolz) sooo I guess I’ll have some celebrating to do!

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      The Healthy Maven
      December 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      JOB FREEEEEEEEDOM! Definitely requires you to pop some bottles 😉

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    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    December 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    coconut chai hot toddy is sooo happening tonight!!! and the martini sounds wonderful.

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    She Rocks Fitness
    December 16, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I LOVE all the wine…a good Tito’s martini…real simple margaritas with a salty rim! Those are my go to’s and they are different all year round…HA! I like to celebrate!

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    Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
    December 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Yum! These all sound amazing! I made a similar pomegranate cocktail recently but I’m intrigued by the use of vodka in this one – more holiday spirit(s) 🙂

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      The Healthy Maven
      December 17, 2015 at 9:09 am

      haha yup. Sometimes you just gotta give it a little extra holiday spirit 😉

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    December 17, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Mmmm you say pomegranate and champagne and I’m IN. Those Cranberry Orange Margaritas look freakin’ incredible. Such a festive round-up!

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    Kelly @ Eat the Gains
    December 18, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Yes! I made a similar concoction the other weekend and was going to post it next week. But yours has vodka, which sounds way more fun!!

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      The Healthy Maven
      December 30, 2015 at 8:44 am

      haha…you know me, always adding in a bit more “fun” 😉

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