3 pieces of poached pear muddled with (see preparation for details)
3/4 Pear nectar or Juice
GARNISH: Pear skewers
POACHED PEAR :
4 quarts red wine
1 quart of sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
Start by placing all of the ingredients but the pears in a pot, bring to a boil so the sugar can dissolve and lower to a simmer. Add the pears and cover them with a towel so they can be simmered. Leave them for approximately 20 min or until tender, depend on the size.
In a mixing glass with ice, muddle the pear with the pear nectar, once a uniform puree is created, slowly add 1/2 oz of Champagne, and slowly stir. When the champagne stops foaming, add the other 1.5 ounces. Serve chilled in a flute glass.
The color is dark pink with red veins, the smell makes us think of fall afternoons, and the taste is balanced and yet refreshing. A very classy and refined cocktail. Perfect as a pre-dinner drink for your fall home dinners.
Listen to Zane and Jacopo make this drink on the Drinking Made Easy Podcast Episode #35.
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