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Ginger Pear Prosecco Sparkler

If you love a good holiday cocktail that's not too rich or sweet like I do, you're going to love this Ginger Pear Prosecco Sparkler!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • grater
  • potato masher
  • sieve or cheesecloth
  • cocktail shaker and jigger
  • cocktail pick

Ingredients
  

Ginger Pear Syrup

  • 1 pear ripe and sliced, plus extra for garnish if desired
  • ½ cup ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Ginger Pear Prosecco Sparkler

  • ½ ounce ginger pear syrup
  • ½ ounce gin
  • ½ ounce lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • candied ginger optional, for garnish

Instructions
 

To make syrup:

  • Peel and grate ginger.
  • Cut pear into slices.
  • Combine ginger and pear in saucepan and add water. Bring to a boil on medium heat and reduce to simmer for about 20 minutes (adding more water if needed).
  • After 20 minutes, mash mixture with potato masher.
  • Add sugar and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Using a sieve and a spoon, squeeze the syrup out of the mixture and refrigerate until ready to use.

To make cocktail:

  • Fill cocktail shaker half way with ice.
  • Add ginger pear syrup, gin, lemon juice and Prosecco. Shake.
  • Pour into champagne coupe glass.
  • If desired, top with slices of pear and candied ginger.
Keyword Cocktail, Holiday Cocktail, Holiday Drink, Prosecco