Pear-Sage Sparklers

A splash of bourbon or gin would turns this sweet drink into a seasonal cocktail, but they’re great even alcohol-free.

Pear-Sage Sparklers

Pear-Sage Sparklers
 
A splash of bourbon or gin would tuns this sweet drink into a seasonal cocktail, but they're great even alcohol-free.
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Recipe Type: Drink
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups tap water
  • 2 whole pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 20-25 fresh sage leaves
Instructions
  1. Bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium heat, then turn down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved completely.
  2. Add the pears and sage, then simmer until the entire mixture has reduced by half, about 1 hour.
  3. Let cool and pour over sparkling or soda water.
  4. Add booze if you want.

Ruth Kirwan

Midwestern transplant living in New York City. I live in a teeny apartment in NYC with my husband, whom I call the Big Man. I'm a food writer, recipe developer and tester, cooking school instructor, and total cheese lover. I'm happiest whenever I'm in front of a hot stove with a wooden spoon in my hand.

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