Saturday, December 22, 2018

Pear and Thyme Fizz - Cocktail Weekend Recipe

Fizz is a category of drink that combines alcohols and flavors with sparkling wine, champagne prosecco or other fizzy liquid to create a bubbly drink.  These make the greatest mocktails, as you an substitute sparking waters for the bubbly and still enjoy the fun.

This recipe uses thyme and pear and is wonderful for fall and winter.

Pear and Thyme Fizz
2 cups apple juice
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.
To make it a Mocktail: substitute 1/4 cup orange juice for the liqueur and citrus flavored sparkling water for the sparkling wine.

For 2018 the monthly recipe themes will be:
   January - Chicken Soup (ChickJan)

  February - Beef Stew (StewFeb)
  March - Jambalaya (JambMar)
  May - Ham and Shrimp Dishes (ShrHamMay)
  June - Bread recipes (BreadJun)
  July - Grilling (GrillJul)
  August- Garden Delights (GardAug)
  September - Salsa, Corn and Jelly (SCJSep)
  October - Squash Dishes  (SquashOct)
  November - Pumpkin Recipes (PumpNov)
   Decmber - Herbal Cocktails (MockDec)

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