A Yummy Fall Cocktail

Today I'm sharing a yummy Fall champagne cocktail.  It's no secret that I love Champagne and Prosecco (I'm all about the bubbles)!  So when I stumbled across this Pear, Ginger, and Sage Champagne Cocktail from Dishing Up the Dirt, I just knew I had to make it!  This recipe has Fall written all over it and it made my house smell amazing while the syrup was cooking.  I decided the perfect setting would be our Beautifully Simple Brunch that we had a few weeks ago and I plan on making it over Thanksgiving as well.  Be sure to head on over to Dishing Up the Dirt to see more about this recipe.

Pear, Ginger and Sage Champagne Cocktails

You will need:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 whole pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 large chunk of ginger, peeled and diced
  • 20 fresh sage leaves + additional for garnish
  • 1 bottle of your favorite champagne or sparkling wine

Directions:

Bring honey and water to a light boil over medium heat in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low and simmer, until the honey has dissolved (give it an occasional stir). Add the pears, ginger and sage leaves and simmer to reduce the mixture by 1/3. It should take about 15-20 minutes (give it an occasional stir). Remove from heat and leave to steep for an additional 10 minutes.

Strain the syrup into a glass jar or bottle (I like old moonshine bottles) and toss out ginger and sage.

Put a few pieces of pear in each glass, a few Tablespoons of syrup, then top with Champagne and garnish with a sage leaf (optional)!  Raise a glass and drink up!

xoxo, Alicia