Pomegranate and Pear Champagne Cocktail

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 the majority of my friends have not yet seen my new apartment. So, as the hostess, I figured I needed to wow them with a great seasonal, sparkling cocktail. 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!

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Hot for Food’s Pear and Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail Recipe:

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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.

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