The Pom Pomme, from Serious Eats drinks contributor Autumn Giles, is our new favorite cocktail to serve at autumn and winter gatherings. It’s beautiful, fragrant, and delicious. The unexpected bubbles from cider are a nice change of pace from the usual sparkling wine cocktails, and the slow burn of ginger along the sweetness of apple and pomegranate are a perfect accompaniment to food and festivities.
It’s also dead simple to throw together for a crowd. You can mix the spirit-and-juice base in a pitcher ahead of time, and simply top with the apple cider as you serve. A dryer apple cider works best, we think – but any sparkling cider you like will do well here.
Shake everything (except the cider) with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass and top with the sparkling cider.
- Pom Pomme recipe at Serious Eats