Pomegranate Bellini

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I love a Champagne Cocktail and a Kir Royale or a Bellini are a couple of my favourites.  This Pomegranate Bellini is an inventive take on the usual Peach Bellini using Pomegranate Molasses instead of Peach Puree.  Perfect for winter or summer alike it’s sure to impress your guests or perfect for a romantic night in.

Pomegranate Bellini by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo & SCDStart by de-seeding the pomegranate.  There are many recommended ways of doing this.  Some suggest de-seeding in a bowl of water so that the seeds sink and the waste floats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEBDTyOqh_Y.  This is also a very helpful tutorial too showing a different method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUsfw-KppCU.  I tend to cut it into quarters and then pick the seeds off of the fruit by hand but use whatever method is easiest for you.

Once you have all the seeds out of the fruit, place them in a food processor and blend them on high for a minute to crush all the seeds and extract all the juice.

Next, place a sieve over a bowl and pour the contents of the food processor into the sieve.  The juice will run through into the bowl below.  Press down on the contents of the sieve to extract every last drop of juice.

Once you have all the juice, add it to a saucepan with the honey and the lime juice.  Simmer on a medium heat so that some of the water evaporates and the liquid reduces by half (about 10 mins).  This is your Pomegranate Molasses which is the syrup you will use to make the Pomegranate Bellini.Pomegranate Bellini by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo & SCD

This Pomegranate Molasses is also the sauce that I use for my Slow Cooker Duck Confit.  The sweetness goes so well with the saltiness of the duck and it really does set everything off perfectly so if you want to make double this recipe you can make the duck another time and use the remaining Molasses to glaze it.  It will keep for at least a week in the fridge.Pomegranate Bellini by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo & SCD

Once the Molasses has cooled you are ready to make your Pomegranate Bellini.  Add 2 tsps to the bottom of a champagne flute.  Top up the flute with the champagne – I use Extra-Brut or Brut champagne as they have minimal or no dosage added to them.  The dosage is a small amount of sugar that is added during the fermentation process.  I avoid sugar so the Brut Champagne is perfect for me but any Champagne, Cava or Prosecco will work for this purpose.  If you prefer you can add the Pomegranate to dry white wine and make yourself a Kir instead!

Add a few of the pomegranate seeds to each glass as a garnish and serve.  Fruity, but not too sweet, it makes a very refreshing change from the usual sugary Bellinis. When there aren’t many cocktails that you can have due to their sugary nature, this definitely feels like a treat!  Great for a Special Occasion or even a Valentine’s Night-In Cocktail!Pomegranate Bellini by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo & SCD

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Pomegrantate Bellini
Pomegranate Bellini by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo & SCD
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pomegranate Bellini by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo & SCD
Instructions
Pomegranate Molasses
  1. Remove the seeds from the pomegranate. I do it by cutting the pomegranate into quarters and pulling the seeds out by hand making sure not to get any of the bitter white membrane with them.
  2. Reserve 10 seeds for garnish and place the rest of the pomegranate seeds in the food processor. Turn onto high for a couple of minutes to extract all the juice.
  3. Empty the contents of the food processor into a sieve on top of a bowl. Collect the juice in the bowl and press down on the contents of the sieve to get every last drop.
  4. Put the juice into a saucepan on a medium heat. Add the honey and lime.
  5. Boil slowly until the liquid has reduced by half.
  6. The pomegranate molasses is now ready.
Pomegranate Bellini
  1. When the Pomegranate Molasses has cooled add 2 tsps to the bottom of a champagne glass.
  2. Top the glass up with champagne.
  3. Add a few pomegranate seeds to the glass as garnish and serve.

Allergy & Dietary Information for Pomegranate Bellini

This recipe is Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar Free & Dairy-Free.  It’s also suitable for SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) & Paleo Diets, as long as you are OK with Champagne.

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48 Comments Add yours

  1. justsoflo says:

    This looks lovely, would be perfect for Xmas parties too. Although, I have no idea when pomegranates are in season.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      I think never is the answer in the UK – lol – not warm enough but my cousin has a pomegranate tree in Portugal so I’ll ask her when the fruit is ready! Great idea about the Xmas cocktail, maybe with some cinnamon in too! Got me thinking now!

  2. stylishtravlr says:

    That sounds amazing! I recently discover Pomegranate and I love it so much ! and now I can combine them with champagne? 😀 awesome! 🙂

  3. Martina Kara says:

    I read somewhere that this is very healthy drink but never even knew how to make it at home
    Tnx for your post
    Greetings

  4. Annette Yedlin says:

    I love anything Pomegranate! This looks like a perfect drink for any occasion and will be trying it soon. Than you for sharing this recipe!

    1. Annette Yedlin says:

      Thank you even 🙂

  5. jujevyle says:

    Seemed a perfect drink for Valentines.

  6. Kat says:

    Looks absolutely lovely:)) I really like pomegranate but taking seeds out could be really annoying. So thanks for the good tips and nice recipe:)

  7. Dylan says:

    I definitely need to try this. Thanks for including ophotos of the process too. That’s so helpful

  8. very interesting recipe

  9. srisk says:

    Looks pretty good! We put our halved pomegranates in in a large bowl of water. The seeds float to the top! Pretty easy am mess free!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      I’ve heard of this method – will have to give it a go!

  10. LP says:

    It looks really good! It’s just a shame where I live, you will never find a Pomegranate. Too much of the focus where I live is to eat junk food and the drive thru lifestyle and its very embarrassing

  11. ChelseaMamma says:

    This sounds amazing

  12. Ashwathy Manimala says:

    Wow that looks so good. I love pomegranate juice since i don’t like champagne and alcohol so i will be taking it without it. :). Will be sharing it with my champagne lovers, they would be very happy to make this :). Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Loudy says:

    Wow it looks delicious I will definitely try it

  14. Digital Travel Guru says:

    Fantastic Post & instructions I love pomegranate ❤️

  15. Emma says:

    This look so yummy! I love pomegranate.

  16. I am sure my husband would love this. We have pomegranate here in the PH but it’s quite pricey.

  17. Rosey says:

    Sounds like a drink that will make a lot of Valentines Day lists. I love pomegranate.

  18. Adrienne A. Brown says:

    This looks very good, I have cut out sugar, so this will be a nice drink to try with my husband. Thanks for sharing!

  19. radhika17 says:

    This looks like a great idea, I love pomegranates, so it should make a great drink.
    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo
    Radhika

  20. Daisy says:

    I have tasted fresh pomegranate before and they’re really good.. But de-seeding is difficult.

  21. vishalgmr1971 says:

    I don’t drink, but I love pomegranate. I might make this but won’t add Champagne.

  22. patranila says:

    I definitely appreciate the easy seed removal tutorials. That’s the worst part but they look delicious!

  23. This looks so delicious! I haven’t tried making my own drinks before, nor do I believe I’ve had a pomegranate before, but I would like to try this.

  24. Elizabeth says:

    Such a gorgeous sounding cocktail! Perfect for sharing during Valentine’s Day! 🙂

  25. This looks SO delicious! And so easy to make! A perfect Valentine’s Day drink <3 Although I don't know whether I'd be able to make it because I LOVE pomegranate so much and once I make the effort to get all the seeds out I can't help it but scoff them with a spoon straight away haha x

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      That’s my problem too! All the effort and then you just want to eat the seeds! 🙂

  26. Zaynab Moulahid says:

    looks delicious ! thanks for sharing !

  27. Aziel Morte says:

    Absolutely looks good and This would be great drink for Valentines day, Glad that you share this

  28. Ance says:

    Mmmmm interesting… i will share this with my friends great idea for romantic dinner 🙂

  29. Elizabeth O. says:

    This looks like a very lovely drink! Perfect to serve during parties especially during extra special occasions.

  30. Omg can we say yum?!?! This Bellini looks absolutely delicious

  31. Lauren says:

    Yum! I LOVE bellinis! This is a great twist! PS – definitely loving the duck confit idea!

  32. Leigh Borders says:

    I would have never thought to do this. Sounds absolutely amazing!

  33. I love pomegranate juice! It’s loaded with healthy goodness, and there’s no better way than pairing it with champagne 😉

  34. This looks incredible!!! I would love to try this – I am bookmarking it ready for Valentines day! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  35. That sounds like a really interesting beverage. I love pomegranate’s so I know I’d love this recipe.

  36. I don’t drink alcohol. I bet it would taste just as good with sparkling water.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Great idea Caryn! 🙂

  37. Sushmita Thakare Jain says:

    That’s lovely! I will be definitely trying it out!
    Thanks for sharing dear 🙂

  38. I have tasted both Pomegranate and champagne. it looks so refreshing but i hope i won’t get drunk lol.

  39. Oh, this looks delicious! I’ve always include fruit to my drinks

  40. I eat them as is and it tastes so good. The drink looks tasty!

  41. This sounds lovely – nice to make for mums on mother’s day! x

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