Okay, so I feel bad that I deem this as a “recipe”; it is not complicated in the slightest, but I think the flavor combinations are special enough here for a dinner party or just to uplift an otherwise ordinary day. I love champagne and St. Germain, but I decided to switch it up a bit. Thyme is one of my favorite herbs to cook with lately; I cannot get enough. I put it on pastas, in salads, in dressings, and in sauces, and since it has such a bright fresh flavor, I thought, why not?
Champagne, meet thyme. Thyme, meet champagne.
The flavors are subtle enough here that you don’t get an overwhelmingly savory drink. In fact, it’s just one of those things that makes you go, “what is that flavor?” Mixed with the pomegranate juice, seeds, and St. Germain, this champagne cocktail will be one of your favorites.
Pomegranate and Thyme Champagne
1 bottle of champagne, chilled
A few sprigs of thyme, leaves taken off of the stem
1 pomegranate, seeds removed, some of the juice reserved
For each drink, combine champagne, a splash of St. Germain, a small palmful of pomegranate seeds, a splash of pomegranate juice, and a few leaves of thyme. Serve chilled.