1. Combine sugar, water, and rosemary in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes; strain before using.
2. In a punch bowl, combine gin, pear nectar, lemon juice, and cooled rosemary syrup over a large cube of ice. When guests arrive, add sparkling wine to bowl. Garnish glasses with rosemary sprigs and pear slices and let guests help themselves.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, November - December 2016