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Celebrate the holiday season and ring in the New Year with a bright and festive Pomegranate French 75 cocktail with less added sugar.

Pomegranate French 75 by Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN.

Serves 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
For the pomegranate simple syrup: (makes 2/3 cup)

1 cup 100% pomegranate juice
½ cup SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar and Stevia Sweetener Blend

Per cocktail:

1 ounce gin
¼ ounce pomegranate simple syrup
½ ounce lemon juice (preferably fresh)
3 ounces champagne, prosecco, or sparkling wine

 Directions:
To make the pomegranate simple syrup:

1. In a small saucepan, combine pomegranate juice and SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend.

2. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and stir continuously until the sweetener dissolves completely. Continue cooking the mixture at a low boil until the mixture has reduced and is syrupy (it should form a thick coat on the back of a spoon).

3. Remove syrup from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a measuring cup or re-sealable glass container. Store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

To make a pomegranate French 75:

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, pomegranate simple syrup, and lemon juice to shaker. Shake vigorously, about 15 to 20 seconds. Strain into a champagne flute and add champagne, prosecco, or sparkling wine.

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Serves 1

Calories: 180
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 5 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 9 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 7 g
Protein: 0 g

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