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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail

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. 95 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g fat; 6 g carb; 0 g fiber.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 8
Photography: Kirsten Strecker

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Step 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. Step 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.

Source
Body+Soul, November/December 2006

Reviews (9)

  • 15 Dec, 2011

    I like this drink, specifically because of the alcohol.

  • 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!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I loved this idea but my friends and family arenn n n t big drinkers so I substituted the Moscato d'Asti wine with Kristian Regn n le Peach Sparkler and Kristian Regn n le Pear Sparkler. It worked out great! Refreshing and delicious!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I loved this idea but my friends and family arenn n n t big drinkers so I substituted the Moscato d'Asti wine with Kristian Regn n le Peach Sparkler and Kristian Regn n le Pear Sparkler. It worked out great! Refreshing and delicious!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I loved this idea but my friends and family arenn n n t big drinkers so I substituted the Moscato d'Asti wine with Kristian Regn n le Peach Sparkler and Kristian Regn n le Pear Sparkler. It worked out great! Refreshing and delicious!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I loved this idea but my friends and family arenn n n t big drinkers so I substituted the Moscato d'Asti wine with Kristian Regn n le Peach Sparkler and Kristian Regn n le Pear Sparkler. It worked out great! Refreshing and delicious!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I loved this idea but my friends and family arenn n n t big drinkers so I substituted the Moscato d'Asti wine with Kristian Regn n le Peach Sparkler and Kristian Regn n le Pear Sparkler. It worked out great! Refreshing and delicious!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I loved this idea but my friends and family arenn n n t big drinkers so I substituted the Moscato d'Asti wine with Kristian Regn n le Peach Sparkler and Kristian Regn n le Pear Sparkler. It worked out great! Refreshing and delicious!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I loved this idea but my friends and family arenn n n t big drinkers so I substituted the Moscato d'Asti wine with Kristian Regn n le Peach Sparkler and Kristian Regn n le Pear Sparkler. It worked out great! Refreshing and delicious!