Cham-Pear Cocktail

This delicious combination of champagne and pear vodka is a perfect pre-dinner cocktail to get the party started. But be sure you aren’t lifting any heavy machinery or getting behind the wheel, as this aperitif is sure to get you “loosey-goosey” after a serving or two.

Serve this cocktail alongside these other pear-inspired recipes.

Makes 1

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/4 oz pear vodka
2 oz apple juice
1 lemon wedge
dry champagne or sparkling wine
maraschino cherry to garnish
red bartlett pear slice to garnish (optional)

TO MIX:

Fill a shaker tin 1/4 the way with ice.

Pour in vodka and apple juice. Then squeeze in lemon wedge.

Cover, then shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

Pour in chilled coupe glass (chilled rocks glass or insulated tumbler will do fine)

Top with champagne. Garnish with pear slice and maraschino cherry.

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