What will you be sipping when the Times Square Ball drops us into 2018? Champagne will certainly be popping as we celebrate the new year! Before then, we'll be mixing bubbly cocktails while watching the countdown performances. Check out the stellar New Year's Eve in Times Square 2018 lineup! Serve this delicious Pear & Ginger Prosecco at your NYE party while you enjoy performances by Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond, Nick Jonas and Andy Grammer, to name a few.
Pear & Ginger Prosecco
2 bottles prosecco
3/4 cup grated pear
2 tbsp minced ginger
2 tbsp honey
1 cup waterHandful of fresh sage
1 pear sliced, as garnish
1. First, make the infused simple syrup. Combine your water, grated pear, minced ginger, a handful of sage leaves (leave some for garnish) and honey in a small pot on the stovetop. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Strain out the leaves and any ginger or pear chunks. Refrigerate the syrup to cool. Pro Tip: if you don't have enough time between making the syrup and serving for it to cool properly, speed up the process by placing it in the freezer for a bit.
3. Serve in champagne flutes! Pour over a couple ice cubes in each flute 2 oz (one shot) of the syrup. Add a pear slice and a few sage leaves for garnish, then top it off with prosecco. Serve immediately with your very own foil stamped cocktail napkins.