Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pomegranate Blueberry Bellinis

Our reception site graciously agreed to make one of my own cocktail recipes to serve at our wedding.  I say "one of my" with some poetic license, because I think this is actually the only cocktail I ever make.  As a bellini, it was perfect for our brunch wedding.  Also, the color sort of matched the bridesmaid dresses, and hey, if you cannot make your sister match a drink on your wedding day, when can you?

But this is a perfect drink for a summer brunch: tart, sweet, and fizzy.  I adapted this recipe from Giada's Kitchen, by Giada DeLaurentis, to make it a little more seasonally appropriate. 

1 cup ice

1 and 1/2 cups Simple Syrup
2 cups Pomegranate Blueberry Juice (such as Pom brand)
1 (750 ml) bottle Prosecco, chilled
1/2 cup blueberries, for garnish

Combine the first four ingredients well.  Use a pretty glass pitcher so you can show it off.  It's such a pretty color!  Sprinkle in a few blueberries in each glass. They float, and look gorgeous!


  1. Now I am in the mood for brunch!

  2. I did match the Bellinis quite well...until I got chocolate fountain on my dress!

  3. I really love raspberries. Have you ever experimented with crushed fruit instead of juice, and then straining it? Just curious.

  4. Jen -- I haven't tried that yet, but it sounds great! Let me know if you try it before I do!

  5. Oh, oodles of thanks - you not only posted a great recipe, you helped me fill in an answer on last week's crossword puzzle! Have you ever tried an Orange Comfort with mixed citrus for brunch? My partner in the logging business made them for my birthday.
    Lumberjill from Blueberry Hill.

  6. Dear Lumberjill,
    Perhaps the LumberJack will invite the Newlyweds for said Orange Comfort?
    Hint, hint.