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Sparkling Ginger Pear Cocktail

Sparkling Ginger Pear Cocktail

This simple, festive cocktail recipe from Maxene at Trail of Crumbs highlights in-season pears. Plus, you’ll end up with extra ginger pear simple syrup – a perfect sweetener for cocktails, excellent with iced tea, or drizzled on warm cinnamon rolls.

  • Serving Size

    4

  • Total Time

    45 minutes

Ingredients

Sparkling Ginger Pear Cocktail

  • 1 750 milliliter bottle of chilled sparkling white wine (preferably brut)

  • Ginger Pear Simple Syrup (see recipe below)

  • Garnish (Optional): Edible glitter (not sold at New Seasons stores), fresh rosemary sprigs, sliced pear

Ginger Pear Simple Syrup

  • 2 ripe pears, washed and roughly chopped with skin on

  • 1 knob of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. To make the Ginger Pear Simple Syrup, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to combine.
  2. Once sugar is dissolved, add chopped pears and ginger to the pot and bring to a gentle simmer for five minutes. Be careful to not boil or the syrup will overthicken.
  3. Remove from heat, add a lid and let steep for 20 minutes.
  4. Once cooled, strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a sealable container. Place into the fridge to chill until ready to use.
  5. To make a cocktail, add 2 teaspoons of Ginger Pear Simple Syrup to a champagne glass or flute, add a dash of edible glitter (optional), top with chilled sparkling wine. Garnish with pear slices and sprig of rosemary (optional). Note: Ginger Pear Simple Syrup will keep in an airtight container in a fridge for up to two weeks.
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