Ginger Pear Champagne Fizz

Happy New Years Eve everyone!! One more day of 2018, we've got this!! I'm sharing a new cocktail with you today, to kick off New Years celebrations. This cocktail recipe was inspired by my love of fresh ginger, paired with sweet pear and of course - champagne! It wouldn't be a New Years Eve cocktail without champagne, right? And there is one extra ingredient in there - just a dash of gin! The herbiness of gin compliments the fresh ginger so well, I just had to add it in.

I love easy cocktail recipes. Especially if I'm hosting a dinner or cocktail party, I don't want to be busy mixing cocktails with no time to talk with my friends. Since I know a lot of you are celebrating tonight, I wanted to create a super simple, super quick and super DELICIOUS cocktail for you to share with loved ones as you ring in the new year! You can even mix this together and just top with champagne before serving. Done, done and done! Cheers, and happy New Year everyone!!

Makes 1 drink

Ginger Simple Syrup Ingredients (makes enough for 8 drinks): 

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 full fresh roots ginger, peeled and chopped

Ginger Simple Syrup Directions: 

Combine the sugar, water and ginger in a small saucepan and bring to a boil uncovered on medium heat. Once a low boil is reached, lower the temperature and simmer until all the sugar is dissolved, stirring often. Simmer about 20-25 minutes, then remove from heat and strain out ginger. Allow to cool completely before using in your cocktails, and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Cocktail Ingredients: 

1/2 oz gin (I use Bombay Sapphire)
1 oz pear juice, chilled
1 oz ginger simple syrup (recipe above)
3-4 oz champagne, chilled

Cocktail Directions: 

Combine gin through champagne in a glass, stir, and serve! If you want to pre-mix, stir again before serving because the syrup will sink to the bottom of your container. Then top with champagne and enjoy! 

Kirsten Bell

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