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Pear-Sage Sparkler

Pear-Sage Sparkler

Pear Sage Sparkler

This refreshing homemade sparkler is a delightful concoction that marries the sweetness of pears with the herbal notes of sage.

The combination of sweet pears and aromatic sage makes this cocktail both flavorful and refreshing, perfect for most occasions, from a festive brunch with friends to a nightcap after a long day. You can enjoy it either with or without alcohol, making it a great option for everyone.

To whip up this excellent sparkler, start by simmering sugar and water over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Then, add diced pears and fresh sage leaves, and continue to simmer until the mixture has reduced by half. After letting it cool, pour it over sparkling or soda water, and add a splash of bourbon or gin if you want to take it up a notch.

The result is a beautiful cocktail that is both sweet and herbaceous, with a refreshing effervescence.

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Pear-Sage Sparkler

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This refreshing homemade sparkler is a delightful concoction that marries the sweetness of pears with the herbal notes of sage.

  • Author: Ruth Kirwan
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Drink
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups tap water
  • 2 whole pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2025 fresh sage leaves

Instructions

  1. Bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium heat, then turn down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved completely.
  2. Add the pears and sage, then simmer until the entire mixture has reduced by half, about 1 hour.
  3. Let cool and pour over sparkling or soda water.
  4. Add booze if you want.

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