Happy New Year’s Eve! To celebrate, I’ve invited a few of my closest friends over for drinks followed by a night on the town. Contributing to the evening’s excitement is the fact that I’ll get to play hostess AND tour guide, as the majority of my friends haven’t yet seen my new apartment. With this in mind, I figured nothing would say “welcome / pce out 2016” quite like a great seasonal, sparkling cocktail upon arrival. To make these delicious pomegranate and pear champagne mixed drinks, I followed Hot for Food’s simple recipe. Check out their page to view a really cute instructional video and scroll down to see how my first batch came out.
Hot for Food’s Pear and Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail Recipe:
1 really ripe pear, peeled & diced
1 thyme sprig
4 oz st. germain (or you can sub elderflower syrup)
1 cup crushed ice
2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
1 bottle champagne (approx. 4 oz per glass)
To a cocktail shaker add the diced pear, thyme, and st. germain, and muddle really well until pulpy.
Add crushed ice and place the lid on the cocktail shaker. Shake well.
Strain into glasses with a few pomegranate seeds at the bottom of each.
Just before serving add champagne to the glass.