Sparkling Pear and Ginger Cocktail

Sparkling Pear and Ginger Cocktail

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Although I don’t drink often, I love a fresh cocktail every now and then. This sparkling pear and ginger cocktail is perfect for Thursday’s holiday… it’s refreshing, light and full of delicious flavors. I love the way the pear syrup combines with the apple cider vinegar, thyme and ginger to create a complex tasting (but easy!) recipe. Top it with a pour of your favorite champagne or prosecco for a festive touch and enjoy. Cheers!

Sparkling Pear and Ginger Cocktail
Sparkling Pear and Ginger Cocktail
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For the pear syrup:
  • 3 ripe pears cored and chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 sprigs thyme
For the cocktail:
  • 2 oz pear syrup recipe listed above
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Splash of honey
  • 2 inch piece of ginger skin removed and cut into chunks
  • Bottle of pink champagne/ prosecco or regular if desired


  1. In a sauce pan, combined chopped pears, water and honey. Bring to a soft boil. Lower the heat to medium and simmer for 25 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Grate in the ginger, add in minced thyme, cover the pan and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add in apple cider vinegar, bring to a low boil and simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and strain.
  4. In a shaker, muddle the ginger, honey and lemon. Add ice, 2 oz of the strained and cooled pear syrup and alcohol. Shake well.
  5. Divide the cocktail between two glasses over ice. Top with pink champagne or prosecco and garnish with a pear slice.
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