These festive Pear Rosemary Sparklers will have you raising a toast with friends and family to celebrate new beginnings. Made with vodka and a sweet pear simple syrup topped with bubbly Prosecco.
Do you feel New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect back on the year? Or do you spend the night looking forward to what’s to come next? I have always been a look-forward kinda girl. Learn from your mistakes, cheer the wins, and just get on with it!
More and more though, I find myself mentally flipping through old memories. I’ll never be like my husband who lovingly clings to the good old days, but I am slowing down enough to appreciate the here and now. There’s no need to rush the future quite as much.
Pear Rosemary Sparklers Cocktail Recipe
This year our celebration is centered around sharing our favorite highlights while we sip bubbly, seasonal Pear Rosemary Sparklers in front of a cozy fire.
I’ve tried to write this next section without sounding bossy, but that’s how it keeps coming out. So here goes…seasoned cocktail imbibers will tell you New Year’s Eve is for amateurs. If you go out, call a taxi, have your car towed, be a sober friend, or call a sober friend; please do anything but drink and drive.
Back to these gorgeous sparkling cocktails. You know those holiday odds and ends lingering in your kitchen? They are a wealth of inspiration when it comes to making your own delicious boozy creations.
I had slightly bruised pears leftover from a crisp recipe that were perfect for making a simple syrup with fresh rosemary. The fruit was extra sweet from being overripe, so I cut the amount of sugar to water from a 1-1 ratio to a 1-4 ratio.
Play around with it depending on how sweet you like your drinks. Keep in mind the Prosecco will add sweetness as well!
What are your New Year’s Eve plans?
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 sugar
- 2 pears, roughly chopped
- 2-3 rosemary sprigs
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1 750 ML bottle Prosecco
- Frozen pear slices for garnish
- Rosemary sprigs for garnish
- Add water and sugar to a small sauce pan, bring to a low boil. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Remove from heat, add pears and rosemary. Let rest until completely cool. Strain out fruit and herbs, discard.
- Mix together vodka and desired amount of simple syrup, evenly divided between 6 champagne flutes.
- Top with Prosecco, garnish with pear slices and rosemary sprigs.
Home Chef Tip: Substitute vodka with apple juice, adjust sweetness of the simple syrup to desired taste, and use sparking water instead of sparkling wine for a mocktail version of this recipe.
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