Holiday entertaining can get stressful, but with this delicious cocktail recipe by Elizabeth Harris of Floating Kitchen you can start the season off just right. By infusing floral flavors like Elderflower and Rosemary as well as adding Royal Riviera Pears, this holiday drink will become a seasonal favorite.
It’s the season for sipping on fancy cocktails! This Pear Gin Fizz with Elderflower and Rosemary has a secret… it looks fancy, but this seasonal cocktail is actually incredibly easy to make. There are no crafty bartender skills required, and you won’t have to go on a chase for hard-to-source liqueurs. This cocktail makes holiday entertaining fun and low stress.
This cocktail recipe starts with a homemade pear-rosemary purée, made with Harry & David’s famously delicious Royal Riviera Pears. The purée will be thick on its own, but it thins and smooths out beautifully once incorporated with the other ingredients in the cocktail. The result: A beverage with lots of lively, luscious pear flavor.
The pear-rosemary purée will keep for a couple days when stored properly in your refrigerator. Plus, you should have enough to easily craft a dozen cocktails. You can make it in advance, then just shake up individual drinks once your guests arrive.
The Elderflower liqueur adds some subtle floral notes to this cocktail while adding a touch of sweetness. Depending on your taste buds, you can choose to use a club soda for a less sweet version. Or, tonic water will make a sweeter version. Either way, this Pear Gin Fizz Cocktail will be one of your favorite holiday cocktails. Happy Sipping!
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