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The Art of Having Fun

Sips & Snacks: Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail

If you know me, you know I love entertaining and bringing friends together any chance I get—and fall is the perfect season to do just that. With the feeling of warmth and good company already in the air, it always seems to be a natural season for surrounding yourself with those you love and throwing a bash for the books! And, as you know, no shindig is complete without a carefully curated cocktail. I decided to whip up this recipe to incorporate the best flavors of fall into a cocktail for everyone to enjoy, and I have to say, I love the way it turned out, and I know you will too. Thyme, cinnamon, pear, vanilla…YUM. Keep reading for the recipe to recreate my Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail—it may just be the best concoction you’ll try this season… Enjoy!

Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail Recipe | GrayMalin.com/Lifestyle

Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail

Makes 4 drinks

Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail Recipe | GrayMalin.com/Lifestyle Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail | GrayMalin.com/Lifestyle

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups pear juice
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 6 oz. vodka (or about 1 "shot" per each drink)
  • 2 whole vanilla beans, cut in half
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • cinnamon

Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail | GrayMalin.com/Lifestyle Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail Recipe | GrayMalin.com/Lifestyle

Instructions:

  1. Mix together your pear juice, sparkling water and vodka in a martini shaker or large pitcher. Fill each glass with crushed ice and pour cocktail mixture over.
  2. Cut your vanilla beans in half so that you have 4 long pieces (1 for each drink). Then, cut each in half length-wise and scrape the vanilla bean seeds into cocktail. Stir.
  3. Add a pinch of cinnamon on top and garnish each drink with a vanilla bean and sprig of thyme.

Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail Recipe | GrayMalin.com/Lifestyle Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail Recipe | GrayMalin.com/Lifestyle

Simple as that! I’m wishing it was 5 o’clock already… Do you think you’ll be trying this “perfectly fall” cocktail this weekend?

If you do, I’d love to hear how it turns out. Don’t forget to tag me @GrayMalin and share your own personal spin on this Sparkling Spiced Pear Cocktail with me.

Cheers!

Xx GM

Photos: Jessi Burrone for GrayMalin.com
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