Woo hoo!! Today is not only Friday, but also the start of Labor Day weekend! Hopefully you have fun things planned for you holiday weekend. Whether you’re at the beach, lake, or just staying home I have found a great cocktail recipe that will be sure to impress any of your guests. Its called a Pear and Thyme Fizz and its oh so delicious. I found this fabulous drink on one of my favorite bloggers sites, Camille Styles. She created this recipe thinking that something herbal might strike the perfect balance between summer and fall since its that time of year. The ingredients are simple and perfect to make a large batch for your parties this weekend.
- 2 cups good-quality apple juice
- 1 ripe but firm pear, very thinly sliced
- 12 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur (I like grand marnier)
- 1 bottle sparkling wine (champagne, prosecco, cava, etc.)
Combine the apple juice, pears, thyme and liqueur in a large pitcher. Stir together, then refrigerate for 2 – 4 hours to allow the pears and thyme to infuse the juice with flavor. Letting this sit for awhile allows for maximum flavor for this drink. To serve this fill each glass about halfway with the mixture and then add the champagne. Remember to remove the thyme that has been sitting in it and replace with a garnish of fresh thyme. This recipe will make about 6 servings. Hope you all have a wonderful long holiday weekend and Cheers!!!