A Champagne Cocktail to Impress Your Guests—With an Unexpected Ingredient!

Last Update: March 12, 2020

Mixed drinks are often made with simple syrup (a combination of sugar and water), but there are fresher ways to blend a cocktail. This year, impress your guests with a champagne-based drink filled with winter fruit juice and a surprising ingredient no one will expect—jam!

Jam is the perfect companion to your morning toast, yet it’s equally fitting as a healthier syrup substitute in cocktails. And thanks to Crofter’s, we have just the recipe for you. Crofter’s has been making organic, non-GMO jams and preserves since 1989. (The jam also has one-third less fat than traditional preserves!) The company is headquartered in a small town in northern Ontario, where its headquarters sits on a rugged shoreline at the heart of Georgian Bay—a region UNESCO has designated as a Biosphere Reserve.

The bright, unique flavor of pomegranate pairs well with champagne, and grapefruit juice adds a beautiful orange hue to the finished cocktail. To ensure your punch stays properly chilled without getting watered down, pick up a large block of ice at your local bodega, and place it in the middle of your punch bowl! You can also make your own ice mold using a bundt or cake pan. Cheers!

Pomegranate-Grapefruit Punch

Yield: 10 servings


1 (10-ounce) jar Crofter’s Organic Premium Pomegranate Fruit Spread
5 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
2 bottles Prosecco or Champagne
10 ounces ginger ale
1 block of ice
Sliced grapefruit, to garnish


Combine pomegranate fruit spread and grapefruit juice together in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into punch bowl and top with Prosecco and ginger ale. Gently add the ice block, and garnish with slices of grapefruit before serving.

Note: For a single serving, combine 1 ounce Crofter’s Organic Premium Pomegranate Fruit Spread and ½ ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a glass filled with ice; top with 4 ounces Prosecco and 1 ounce ginger ale. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Nicole Gulotta

Nicole Gulotta is a writer, author, and tea enthusiast.

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