Pear-Cider Cocktails

Total Time:
8 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
8 hr

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 cups white cranberry juice
  • 3/4 cup pear brandy
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 750 -ml bottle dry sparkling hard cider
Directions
  • Bring 1/2 cup water, the sugar, and fennel and coriander seeds to a simmer in a small saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low; cook until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.

  • A few hours before serving, strain the syrup into a pitcher. Add the cranberry juice, brandy and pears. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Add the sparkling cider to the pitcher and stir. Serve over ice.

  • Photograph by Con Poulos


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