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Pom-Secco

Pom-Secco
Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

SO you've netted that perfect patio table overlooking the marina or found yourself a Saturday-afternoon stool at a sunny al fresco bar, and the cocktails sailing past on serving trays look classy and fun: tall, icy drinks sporting cucumber garnishes; ... Read more

Total time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
  • 4 seedless red grapes
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 3 ounces chilled Prosecco wine
  • Splash ( 1/2 teaspoon) fresh lemon juice
  • 5 to 6 pomegranate seeds, plus several for garnish
  • Orange peel, about 1/4 inch wide and 1 to 1 1/2 inches long

Step 1In a cocktail shaker, muddle the grapes and simple syrup. Add the pomegranate juice, Prosecco, lemon juice, pomegranate seeds and ice. Shake gently.

Step 2Strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. To garnish, twist the orange peel over the cocktail and drop it in. Add the pomegranate seeds.

Note: From Saurav Biswas at the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, in Dana Point. Make a simple syrup by boiling granulated sugar in an equal amount of water until the sugar dissolves; allow to cool.

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