Gluten Free Pomosa Recipe

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by Carol Kicinski on October 18, 2008

I ran into a friend a while back and was blown away by how fantastic she looked. Always a pretty woman, she had recently lost about 15 pounds and her clothes looked amazing on her. When I asked what brought about the weight loss, she said that she had suffered from a breakup and was so distraught that she had lost her appetite.

Now I have lost a lot of things in my life. I lost my Rolex, I have lost my car keys so many times I have lost count (ha ha) and I even lost my son once. C’mon, don’t judge me. I was sleep deprived, hormonally imbalanced from giving birth to another one and the babysitter was supposed to be in charge. On second thought, I lost the other one once too so go ahead – judge me!

The point is, I have lost a lot of things but never, ever have I lost my appetite. In fact, with the exception of first thing in the morning, I am pretty much always hungry.

This is one reason I like brunch. I love breakfast food but am not hungry for it first thing. Brunch is perfect. Enough time to wake up, work up an appetite and enjoy all the yummy offerings.

The other reason I like brunch is that it is the one time when it is socially acceptable to consume cocktails before 5:00 in the evening.

The Pomosa is pomegranate juice and champagne. Since pomegranate juice is the new wonder drink, full of anti-oxidants and nutrition, I say this cocktail is not only socially acceptable but downright good for you!

Gluten Free Pomosa Recipe


2 ounces of chilled pomegranate juice



For each drink, pour about 2 ounces of chilled pomegranate juice into a champagne flute and fill the rest of the way up with chilled champagne.


Makes 1 drink.


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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

anudivya October 18, 2008 at 8:29 am

Gosh, how did you do that? It looks pretty darn beautiful, I can’t seem to take my eyes off of it!
Appetite is one thing thatz been with me thick and thin… :)


RecipeGirl October 18, 2008 at 8:42 am

I can’t seem to lose my appetite either. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or bad. More exercise, I say! Then you can eat without too much guilt :)

What a pretty, pretty drink! Great brunchy sort of drink for watching Sunday Morning Football tomorrow!!


~M October 18, 2008 at 9:02 am

Pretty drink, looks tasty! But where is the glass from? It’s GORGEOUS! Thanks!


Kate October 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm

I love your blog! I, like you, am always hungry. My roommate makes fun of me constantly because whenever he comes home I’m shoving something or another in my mouth. I’m defintely going to try that drink, it looks delicious!


Maryann October 18, 2008 at 4:54 pm

You’re a hoot! :)


Peter G October 18, 2008 at 5:03 pm

elegant, sophisticated and sexy! They definitely sum up this drink…perfect any time of the day, really!


Lori Lynn October 18, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Oh I just had a great time looking at your site. My cousin and good friend are gluten-free and I can’t wait to recommend your blog to them. In the meantime, I love it too, your photos are so crisp and lovely!


Sylvia October 19, 2008 at 4:18 am

I really enjoy my reading here. Wonderful blog.
The drink is absolutely gorgeous.


lisa from dandysugar October 19, 2008 at 11:02 am

Gorgeous photo! This looks amazing!


Steph October 19, 2008 at 11:42 am

a breathtaking photo! i too am a huge fan of the powers of pomegranate :) thanks for sharing!


Helene October 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Too funny about losing your kids. I admit, I did too.

Even sick in bed I never loose my appetite. I’m one of those. Don’t know why.


Grace October 20, 2008 at 5:04 am

i love the picture, not to mention the creation, but my favorite part of this post is the commentary–hilarious. i’ve never lost my appetite either, and here’s hoping we never do! :)


Maureen "Hold The Gluten" October 20, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Would this be “inappropriate” to serve in a large chalice?

Slurp, slurp.

I sooo love your recipes and photos. Your blog is like dinner and a show!


Nick October 20, 2008 at 9:01 pm

What a wonderfully simple drink idea, I've never heard of it. I too am a brunch fan, but people always look at me crazy when I suggest IHOP. As much of a health freak as I am, I love IHOP, especially for brunch. Those HUGE omelets and those nut & grain pancakes are deadly! If only they served Pomosas…


Aparna October 21, 2008 at 7:10 pm

Just came here from FoodBuzz.
You have a lovely blog and your pictures are very, very good.
As for my appetite, does desert me once in a while but not long enough to make a difference! :D


Jeanine October 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

Love that picture! Looks like a lovely drink! And the appetite is one thing I’ve never been able to lose either…


white on rice couple October 26, 2008 at 12:20 pm

I need to cut back on my starch breakfasts after reading what a 15 pound weight loss can do to a person.

This drink is just beautifully photographed and divine! Can’t wait to get home and try it tonight!


Naomi Devlin November 13, 2008 at 10:18 am

Yum! I love champagne and I love pomegranates – what’s not to love about this health drink?

I like a pomegranate martini too, with a hint of rosewater – but I guess that would be frowned on at brunch..

x x x


NikiTheo June 5, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Do I have to wait for brunch? I think I'm gonna go have one right now!


Lisa November 15, 2012 at 10:57 am

where are these ‘flutes’ (glasses) from. I love them


Carol Kicinski November 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Hi Lisa. I love them too! I got them years ago at COstco. Wish I had bought more because I only say thenm there that one time. Sadly!


keziah November 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Does anyone know where i can find that glass?


keziah November 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

just saw the post above, lol… Do you know who made them or what the name of it was?


Carol Kicinski November 18, 2012 at 8:58 am

Hi. I so wish I did. All I know is they are Italian. If anyone finds them, let me kow! I want to buy a couple more dozen!


Dara November 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

I love your glasses too! I tracked down some similar ones at Crate and Barrel (Verve flute) and CB2 (Selma flute). I personally like the Selma style and they are only $7!


Carol Kicinski November 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Yay! I am going to check it out now!!! Thank you.

Eliza November 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I know its not an exact match, but these are pretty close ;o)


Carol Kicinski November 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thanks, I will check it out.


Julia December 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Is there a particular brand of pomegranate juice you recommend?


Carol Kicinski December 17, 2012 at 10:21 am

I use POM Wonderful. Love it!


Keianna December 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Saw the recipe on Pinterest and made it today. Very good. Thanks for sharing. Also added some frozen berries to keep it chilled.


Carol Kicinski January 2, 2013 at 11:19 am

Great idea! Thank you.


Dorian Curtis November 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

What type of champagne do you recommend?


CarolKicinski November 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Actually I like to use Processco, it is less expensive than real champagne. The one I like best is LaMarca.


Katherine @ Everyday Celebrations December 9, 2014 at 7:25 am

Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! Featuring it on my blog today.


Crystal December 26, 2014 at 1:20 am

I know this post is from several years ago, but I’d love to know where that champagne flute is from! I adore it!


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