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A Sparkling Toast to Simplicity

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

It’s just the simple things sometimes, isn’t it? After my year of more complex cocktail making, my friend Mags reminded me of such a simple yet elegant drink at a recent ornament exchange. She filled our flutes with Prosecco and dropped a few pomegranate arils in. Voilà.

Riding the bubbles

Prosecco, from Italy, is a sparkling wine like champagne. It’s often cheaper, and even tastier, than champagne. Pomegranate arils are the juicy part surrounding the seed. You can liberate the arils from the pomegranate, or be lazy and buy them loose at Trader Joe’s and now other grocery stores (look among the refrigerated cut fruit).

I love Prosecco anyway, but the pomegranate arils jazz it up for a party. And I was strangely happy watching those seeds rise and fall in the bubbles like a lava lamp. I’m more conscience of such moments since reading another friend’s new blog called Just the Simple Things. Check it out.

I hope you find many simple pleasures – cocktail and otherwise – this season.

Cheers, ICE

PS: My next post will focus on a not-pleasurable event – hangovers. Got a preventative or remedy? Send it to me via the “Submit Your Recipe” link in my sidebar.