There’s no need to splurge on Champagne for these festive fall drinks. Cava or Crémant de Bourgogne are inexpensive sparkling options, and this cocktail is also beautiful served with sparkling rosé.
Great for a group, load a drink tray with glasses and serve a batch of these bubblers at your next soirée.
Sparkling Pear Cocktails
makes 8 drinks
1 to 2 bottles sparkling wine, chilled
4 ripe pears, divided
8 sprigs fresh thyme
Peel and core 3 of the pears. Cut into chunks and puree in a blender until very smooth (use a blender, this will not work in a food processor). Core and thinly slice remaining pear.
Place 2 tablespoons pear purée in a champagne flute or any wine glass. Top with sparkling wine, give the drink a quick stir and garnish with a slice of pear and thyme sprig. Serve immediately.
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