Sparkling Wine Cocktail With Rosemary and Pear

Rosemary Pear Sparkler

Choosing champagne or sparkling wine to celebrate the holiday season is a nice low-calorie alternative to spirits or beer, but when I'm craving a cocktail, a plain glass of Prosecco doesn't always do the trick.

If you're looking for a nice cocktail to enjoy this holiday season, try my refreshing rosemary pear sparkler. It makes a great aperitif, and the flavors of pear and rosemary really tie together the feelings of Fall.

Check out the recipe when you read more.

Rosemary Pear Sparkler

Rosemary Pear Sparkler

Rosemary Pear Sparkling Wine

Ingredients

2 cups water
1 cup agave nectar
1 cup pear juice
1 bunch fresh rosemary
2 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
Prosecco

Directions

Depending on how many servings you need, make as little or as much of the rosemary-pear mixture as you like. Just keep the ratio of water, pear juice, and agave nectar consistent. The mixture also tastes great in soda water or lemonade.

  1. Stir together water, agave nectar, four rosemary sprigs, and pear juice in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let stand for 30 minutes or until liquid has a distinct rosemary flavor.
  3. Strain rosemary from liquid.
  4. Pour liquid into a jar with pears and store in refrigerator overnight (and up to a week).
  5. Add one and a half tablespoons of the rosemary-pear mixture to a champagne glass and top off with chilled Prosecco.
  6. Garnish each glass with a pear slice from the mixture and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

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