Pear and Ginger Prosecco Cocktail

Looking for a fun twist on the standard bubbly this holiday season? We’ve got a real treat in store for you today with Darcie’s incredible Pear & Ginger Prosecco Cocktails! They’re everything you want in a holiday cocktail — light, effervescent and just plain gorgeous. And the candied ginger is a delicious, snack-able lagniappe. Check out Darcie’s post for more about its creation.

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Pear and Ginger Prosecco Cocktail

Meal type Beverage
Light and bubbly with the refreshing flavor of ginger, this Pear and Ginger Prosecco Cocktail is holiday party-ready.

Ingredients

Ginger Syrup and Candied Ginger

  • 1 piece fresh ginger (4 inches)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (plus extra for coating)

Prosecco Cocktail

  • 1 tablespoon ginger syrup
  • 1oz pear juice
  • Prosecco (or other sparkling wine)
  • 1 fresh pear (thinly sliced)

Directions

Ginger Syrup and Candied Ginger
In a small saucepan, cook the sugar and water over medium heat until syrupy, approximately 10-15 minutes. Peel the ginger and cut into thin strips. Remove the syrup from the heat and add the ginger strips. Allow to steep for 15 minutes. Remove the ginger and arrange on a baking rack to dry for 1 hour.
While ginger strips are drying, pour the ginger syrup into a jar or bottle for storage. Toss the ginger in granulated sugar to coat and return to the baking rack. Allow to dry fully, preferably overnight. Store in an airtight container.
Prosecco Cocktail
Mix together the syrup and pear juice and pour into glasses. Top up with Prosecco, garnish with sliced fresh pear and serve.