Here’s the official cocktail for my 2007 holiday party, inspired by the La Real at Solstice in San Francisco.
The Joost Sparkler
1 oz. silver tequila
3/4 oz. pomegranate liqueur
3/4 oz. lychee liqueur
1/2 oz. triple sec
Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain into a champagne flute. Fill remainder with Champagne.
I’m planning it as a pitcher drink, making eight at a time (sans the Champagne), then pouring them as needed to avoid spending all night mixing drinks (which is common at my parties).
Oh, and St. Germain works in lieu of the lychee liqueur, too.
Cheers, and happy holidays! It’s a very refreshing, festive drink!