When I think of New Year’s Eve I imagine a glamorous soiree with champagne towers, glittering decor, and lavishly dressed guests toasting to the new year. In my hand I envision a sparkling cocktail that feels as fancy as the party itself.
This Pear Ginger Sparkler is exactly what I see myself sipping at this extravagant New Year’s party. It is a simple yet elegant mix of pear liqueur, ginger juice, and sparkling wine, topped with an equally as classy pear and crystalized ginger skewer. The winter flavors of pear and ginger joined with festive sparkling wine is what New Year’s dreams are made of.
When it comes to ingredients, fresh juice is always best, but being that ginger isn’t particularly easy to juice, bottled ginger juice will work as well as it’s incredibly potent. For sparkling wine I prefer prosecco, but any will do! Be sure to chill all of your ingredients (and your glass) before making this drink. To make the pear-ginger skewer – thinly slice a pear and trim the long end off to make a half-oval shape, poke the skewer through the bottom right side of the pear slice, skewer on 3 small crystalized ginger pieces, then poke the skewer through the top left side of the pear slice.
Swanky party or not, this sophisticated libation will surely help ring in the new year in style!
Pear Ginger Sparkler
An elegant and sparkling winter libation to ring in the new year
- 4 oz chilled sparkling wine
- 2 oz chilled pear liqueur
- 1 tsp chilled pure ginger juice
- Thinly sliced pear and crystalized ginger for garnish
- Add sparkling wine, pear liqueur, and ginger juice to a chilled coupe glass and gently stir
- Garnish with a pear and crystalized ginger skewer