Pear and Thyme Prosecco Smash

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Turkey day is over & we know what that means... turn up the Christmas jams and pop open the prosecco! As I was hunting for drink inspiration for our Thanksgiving meal, I stumbled upon this delicious gem by My Diary of Us. I tweaked the recipe a little bit to make it our own and let's just say it's one for the books. 

This cocktail is easy, light & can be made with almost any light fruit. The original recipe used plum but since they are out of season I decided to pair the Prosecco with fresh pears. The combination of pear, thyme, and Prosecco is glorious and is sure to please your guests.  

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I N G R E D I E N T S:

  • 4 Pears

  • 1/2 Lemon

  • 6 Thyme Sprigs

  • Thyme Simple Syrup

    • Bring 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of granulated cane sugar to a boil. Take the mixture off the heat and combine the Thyme sprigs with the syrup. Let sit to cool until ready to use.

  • 1 bottle of your favorite Champagne or sparkling wine ((we chose Prosecco)).

D I R E C T I O N S:

  • Peel and chop 3 pears.

  • Muddle the pears to a pulp and combine with the Thyme simple syrup.

  • Fill your glass of choice half-way with ice and pour the pear mix 1/3 of the way. Pour your Prosecco over the mixture, leaving room at the top for your garnish.

  • Garnish glass with a slice of Pear and a sprig of fresh Thyme.

  • Enjoy right away!

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How to properly chose your glass:

 

  • If you are serving your guests in a formal setting, like a dinner party, choose a shorter clear glass... possibly with a gold rim like the one I pictured above.

  • If you are celebrating in an outdoor setting, maybe on a patio or even on the beach, try and opt for a silicone class. My family spends a lot of time at the beach in Florida and our favorite drinkware is by Bendiware. It's compact, cuter than a red solo cup, reusable & won't break! Here is a link to my favorite steamless silicone wine glasses!

Cheers & Happy Holidays!

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