Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Pear Brandy Champagne Cocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 cocktails
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1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons French pear brandy Recommended: Poire William

2 2/3 cups chilled champagne

1 Seckle or small Bosc pear


  1. In a small saucepan, heat sugar and 1/4 cup pear brandy over moderate heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and cool syrup. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons syrup into each of 4 champagne glasses and add 1 teaspoon pear brandy to each glass. Add 2/3 cup champagne to each glass and stir well. Cut pear lenghtwise into thin slices and add 1 slice to each cocktail.;