This recipe uses thyme and pear and is wonderful for fall and winter.
1 ripe pear, cored and sliced
18 sprigs fresh thyme
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur (such as grand marnier)
1 bottle sparkling wine (such as prosecco or cava)
Combine apple juice, pear, 12 sprigs thyme, and liqueur. Stir well and store in fridge for 2 to 4 hours. To serve, divide among 6 champagne flutes, discard thyme, and top with sparkling wine. Garnish each flute with 1 sprig thyme and serve.