Happy Champagne Day! Yup, that’s today. At least that’s what I’ve been told. I was always under the impression that Champagne Day was December 31, but I’m just as happy to celebrate at the end of October when there’s not so much going on. Two Champagne Days is not something I’d dare argue with. Plus, it just so happens to coincide with Cocktail Friday, so it’s almost like the stars have aligned. I’m celebrating with prosecco, which, I know, is not champagne. But it’s what I had on hand and I decided it was close enough.
This recipe is perfectly light and refreshing and ideal for when you want to sip a little bubbly with a sweet fruity kick. Which you certainly don’t need to wait until the next National Champagne Day to do.
Pear Honey Sparkler (serves 6):
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- 1 pear
- 1 t water
- 2 t honey
- 1 bottle prosecco
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I heart Cupcake Vineyards, if only for the name and pretty label Those guys are some smart marketing folks. They got me, anyway. By the way, has anyone tried their Cupcake Vodka yet? I really need to get on that.
I’m the kind of person that never peels my fruits and veggies. I think the peel is usually the best part! And the healthiest. So, I simply cored my pear and then chopped it into smaller pieces and put it in my mini food processor. I added the water and honey and processed away, until the mixture became a puree.
Then I just spooned a little bit of puree into each of the champagne glasses and filled them with prosecco. So simple!
Give a great big cheers for Cocktail Friday and all of the wonderful people in your life and take a sip.
Yes, you do have to like “stuff” in your cocktails to enjoy this drink. I’m in love with things like pulp in my orange juice and tomato juice with lots of substance. So, I love puree in my prosecco. I may actually start adding this puree to my daily water. If Crystal Light can make mojito-flavored drink mix, I should be able to add pear puree to my water, right?
The cocktail was lightly flavored with the pear and the honey sweetened it up just a bit, but in a totally natural and just plain lovely way.
Yup, I’m totally OK with celebrating National Champagne Day whenever anyone wants to plan another one. By the way, I’m pretty sure tomorrow is National Candy Corn Martini Day. I’m just saying.
Did you celebrate Champagne Day?