Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas

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Pouring champagne for New Year's drinks made with pomegranate and lime

I feel like I should write this post in a low, baritone voice. Or rather, you should read it that way. Either way, things about to get sexy.

Bottle of champagne surrounded by fresh fruit of making a New Year's drink recipe

Friends, it’s almost New Year’s Eve and that means it’s time to party.

It’s time to reflect, celebrate the year past, look forward to a new year with a giant blank canvas. Time to decide what you want 2015 to be. May we pour you a drink and discuss?

Pomegranate and limes for making vegan New Year's drinks

First things first: This drink is EASY and will make you look like a baller. It’s science.

5 ingredients
Ice cold

What more do you need to know? Oh yeah, IT TASTES AWESOME.

Pouring our Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita recipe over ice
Adding champagne to make a New Year's Eve Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita

John and I collaborated on this drink recipe. After he started making me a pomegranate margarita on Mexican nights, I immediately though it’d be a fun one to recreate for Minimalist Baker.

What better time to kick it up a notch with bubbly than for New Year’s? That’s what I said! (No seriously Rhonda, that’s what I said. Gosh.)

Sprinkling pomegranate arils for a homemade New Year's Eve drink

Let me tell you about this drink.

It starts with the juice of a lime, silver tequila, and 100% pomegranate juice (the good stuff). Shake the crap out of it with ice, pour into a serving glass and top with sparkling wine. A giant classy ice cube never hurts.

Last but not least? Pomegranate arils for a festive touch and a surprise at the bottom of your glass. I mean, who wouldn’t want a surprise at the bottom of their glass? (Rhonda, seriously?)

Sparkling Pomegranate and Lime Margaritas for a perfect vegan New Year's Eve drink
Glasses of our Pomegranate Margaritas recipe

I think you ladies and gents are going to LOVE this drink. It’s:

Ice cold
Perfectly tart-sweet
Naturally sweetened
& Perfect for ringing in the new year

Make this drink for friends and instantly make three more friends. It’s that good.

As for the New Year’s talk? That’s coming, later this week! In the meantime, check out our 2014 reflection post and get prepped. December 31 is perhaps one of our favorite days of the year because it’s when we decided to change our lives several years ago. So much to say, so stay tuned!

Lastly? You know the drill. If you make this cocktail, let us know! Rate it, comment, share it, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see. Cheers, friends!

Close up shot of our Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita recipe with a lime on the rim

Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas

Amazing 5-ingredient pomegranate margarita made bubbly with sparkling white wine. Perfectly tart, sweet, and so refreshing. Perfect for New Year's Eve and beyond!
Author Minimalist Baker
Pouring sparkling wine into a glass to make a Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 (margarita)
Course Beverage, Cocktail
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? No


  • 2 ounces 100% agave blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces 100% pomegranate juice (not cocktail)
  • 1 ounce lime juice (plus wedges for garnish)
  • 2 ounces sparkling white wine (Trader Joe’s brand is awesome – see photo)
  • 1 handful pomegranate arils (optional)


  • Add lime juice, tequila and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously to combine.
  • Pour into a serving glass with a large ice cube and top with sparkling wine.
  • Garnish with pomegranate arils and a lime wedge. Taste and adjust as needed, adding more pomegranate juice to sweeten, more lime for tartness, and sparkling wine for a drier taste.
  • Serves 1 generously (as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 margarita Calories: 196 Carbohydrates: 17 g Protein: 0 g Fat: 0.1 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 6 mg Fiber: 1.9 g Sugar: 10 g

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  1. Amanda says

    We made these first with Vida Mezcal-holy yum. If you do this, I would do only 1.5 parts mezcal or 2.5 parts juice and champagne so the smokey flavor doesn’t take over the other delicate flavors. But also, I love smokey so I was happy. Then we tried with tequila as is written. Both were fantastic!

  2. Laurie says

    I want to make these New Year’s Eve at home but would like to make frozen. How much ice would you suggest for this recipe in my shake cup for my blender? Or should I freeze a tray of pomegranate “ ice” ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Laurie, we haven’t tried it, but we’d suggest freezing the pomegranate and lime juice into ice cube trays. Regular ice might dilute the flavors too much. Let us know how it goes!

  3. Boyd Kobe says

    Well, now I have plenty of ideas of what to bring to my New Years party I’m attending! These look great, thank you.

  4. Lauren says

    This recipe looks amazing and I’d love to serve these cocktails at a gathering I’m hosting for NYE, but it could be challenging to make one drink at a time. Any chance you could provide the ratios/recommendations for a large batch of this beverage (think punch bowl!)? Thanks!

  5. Maria G. says

    These photos are just breathtakingly beautiful! I really want to learn how to take photos like that! What did you use for the black background? I have tried baking sheets, but I doesn’t turn out so well. And what did you use for the really nice lighting? Was it just window light?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks Maria!! The background is a piece of black poster board. The lighting set up is natural light from the right with a small LED light on the left. We’ll be adding a course all about this in our Food Photography School soon! Stay tuned.

  6. Robyn @realfoodwholelife says

    Man, this is brilliant. So many of my favorite things, all in one place. Beautifully, shot, as always.

  7. Emilie@TheCleverCarrot says

    Darling, you can pour me some of this anytime… (cue low sexy voice). Happy New Year to you and John! xoxo

  8. Vegan Bunny Slave says

    Do you know if the Trader Joe’s sparkling white wine is vegan friendly? This looks amazing and would love to have it for NYE.

  9. Kathryn says

    Mmm, I wish I was drinking this right now!!! I love the festive touch that the pomegranate adds.

    There are so many great cocktail recipes floating around the internet right now for NYE that I’m having a hard time deciding which one to make for my get together, but this may just be the winner …

    xx Kathryn