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Sparkling Pear-Rosemary Punch
Using one large ice cube will keep your punch cold without watering it down. Simply use a bundt or loaf pan as an ice mold.
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves
1 1/2 cups gin
1 cup pear nectar
1/4 cup lemon juice from 2 lemons
1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
Rosemary sprigs, for garnish
1 pear, sliced thin for garnish
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Sparkling Pear-Rosemary Punch

Sparkling Pear-Rosemary Punch

Sparkling Pear-Rosemary Punch
  • Servings:Serves 8 to 10
  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
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