Bubbly Girl Cocktail Recipes

A Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktail: The Lava Lamp

November 19, 2009

You could drink wine with your turkey… or maybe an artisanal beer. But wouldn’t a cocktail be more fun? Well, I’ve selected 3 great seasonal cocktails from The Bubbly Bar with refreshing, tangy and spicy flavors to perfectly complement your turkey dinner: The Ginger Snap, the pomegranate Lava Lamp and The Stiletto which offers subtle orange and cognac flavors.

The Ginger Snap and the Stiletto recipes are just for subscribers to my Bubbly Girl Chronicles newsletter. If you want to taste them, go to my website and sign up for the newsletter to get the password to access these recipes. It’s totally free and fun!

In the spirit of giving, here’s the recipe for the super-popular Lava Lamp.

The Lava Lamp, a tangy blend of Pama pomegranate liqueur and brut sparkling wine does a great stand-in for cranberry sauce. The tart-sweet pomegranate will cut through the rich flavors in gravy, stuffing and turkey. It would also be tasty with a juicy slice prime rib. The bubbles in the sparkling wine make the pomegranate seeds rise and fall in the glass, giving this drink the appearance of a retro lava lamp. A flute with a long hollow stem shows off this effect best.

1 ounce Pama pomegranate liqueur or 3 tablespoons pomegranate juice
5 ounces brut sparkling wine
3 pomegranate seeds

Add pomegranate liqueur or pomegranate juice to a champagne flute. Fill glass with sparkling wine. Drop in the pomegranate seeds.

From: The Bubbly Bar: Champagne & Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Every Occasion by Maria C. Hunt (Clarkson Potter, $16.99) Photo credit: Paul Body.

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