Cranberry Pear Thyme Champagne Cocktails

Paired with a special meal like Cornish game hens and baked with citrus and herbs, these dazzling holiday cocktails set the scene for the evening.


4 ounces pear vodka
1 ounce cranberry thyme syrup (see “Hot Herb Trends” for recipe)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
5 crushed fresh cranberries
Champagne, of your choice


In a shaker, mix pear vodka, cranberry thyme syrup (see “Hot Herb Trends” for recipe), fresh thyme leaves, and five crushed fresh cranberries. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain 1 ounce of pear vodka syrup mixture into glasses and top with champagne. Garnish drinks with a floating fresh cranberry, and a few thyme leaves (should fit through the strainer).

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