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Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail

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This cocktail is made with icy Moscato d'Asti, which is sweeter than champagne but much lighter than the rich dessert wine also made from Italian moscato grapes. Just the right medium for this fizzy drink, it adds flavor to the silky pear and tart cranberries.

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  • Servings: 8

Photography: Kirsten Strecker

Source: Body+Soul, November/December 2006

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dry cranberries
  • 1/2 cup organic pear nectar
  • 32 ounces Moscato d'Asti wine
  • 8 small sprigs fresh rosemary

Directions

  1. Put cranberries in a small bowl; add 2 tablespoons warm water. Soak until cool, about 15 minutes. Drain, pat dry, and refrigerate until serving.

  2. Divide pear nectar evenly among eight tall champagne glasses. Add cranberries, and then gently pour the Moscato d'Asti into the glasses. Garnish each with a rosemary sprig.

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  • jhalpinmslo
    15 DEC, 2011
    I like this drink, specifically because of the alcohol.
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  • thegreatgoombah
    17 NOV, 2011
    inline..you are an idiot. Also this recipe was very refreshing. I didn't use d'asti but instead a cheaper knockoff moscato but you couldn't tell when you added the pear nectar and cranberries. Delicious!
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