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Pear and Ginger Sparklers

A sweet and sour pear shrub combined with vodka, lemon juice, honey, and champagne creates a delicious, sweet, and boozy New Year’s Eve cocktail!
Course Drinks
Servings 2 cocktails

Ingredients

Pear and Ginger Shrub

  • 3 ripe pears chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • ½ cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 3 thyme sprigs optional

Pear and Ginger Cocktail

  • 2 ounces pear ginger shrub
  • 2 ounce of vodka
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • Splash of honey
  • 2 inch piece of ginger skin removed and cut into chunks
  • bottle of prosecco or champagne
  • Pear slices for garnish

Instructions

Shrub

  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine pears, honey, and water. Bring to a soft boil. Lower to medium-low heat and allow to simmer for 25 minutes. The pears will release their juices and soften. Remove from heat.
  2. Add in grated ginger. Cover pan and allow to sit for another 10-15 minutes so flavors can continue to meld together.
  3. Strain mixture with a sieve to discard pair pieces (pressing pairs into the sieve to extract their remaining juices).
  4. Add mixture back to pan along with apple cider vinegar and bring to low boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour mixture into air tight container and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Cocktail

  1. In a shaker, combine all of the ingredient, except champagne. Muddle the ginger for about a minute so it releases its flavor. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Divide the mixture between 2 glasses. Top with champagne until glass is 3/4s of the way full. Garnish with pair slice.
  3. Serve, sip, and enjoy!