Pear Bellini

November 22, 2011

There’s something magical about bubbles – they always bring a smile to your face and lift your spirit. They’re enchanting even when mixed in cocktails.

Take this seasonal Pear Bellini. A mixture of pure pear juice and Poire William, topped with a lively bubbly, this is a cocktail that’s easy to make, and even easier to drink. Plus it fairly screams Holiday Party… Cin-cin!

Pear bellini

Pear Bellini

serves 4
active time: 10 min

  1. 1/2 ripe red Bartlett pear – cut in 1/4” slices
  2. 3 oz (89ml) unsweetened pure pear juice
  3. 3/4 oz (22ml) Poire William (or grappa)
  4. 1/2 bottle Champagne or sparkling wine

  1. Place one pear slice in each Champagne flute. Shake pear juice and Poire William with large ice cubes. Pour in equal measure into the four champagne flutes. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine and serve immediately.

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Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Rajesh November 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Wow! Wow! Wow!

I’m definitely making this drink. It looks so beautiful.


Viviane November 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

So glad to hear Rajesh!


Peter November 23, 2011 at 1:13 am

Other than the pear juice, everything is in stock so this will be the prefect way to toast my good US friends from across the pond. Of course, we don’t widely celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, but a prompt to occasionally be thankful for all the good people and things in life is very healthy.
Thank you Viviane for the regular reminders that despite the frantic pace of life, time spent preparing and enjoying real food with friends and family is never wasted.


Viviane November 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

Peter, Your comment is so lovely and so inspiring… Indeed, being thankful for all the wonderful people and things in our lives is a very good thing. I didn’t grow up celebrating Thanksgiving, but wholeheartedly embraced the holiday when I moved to the US. I give thanks to you for stopping by and taking the time to write… Enjoy the pear Bellini!


Angie@Angiesrecipes November 23, 2011 at 5:49 am

STYLISH! The photo looks AMAZING!
Happy Thanksgiving!


Viviane November 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

Thank you so much Angie! I am so grateful to you for always being so supportive of my work… Wishing you and yours a very happy and delicious Thanksgiving!


Janet@FCTC November 23, 2011 at 9:47 am

Beautiful (and very delicious!) looking photo Viviane.
Thanks for sharing this :-)


Viviane November 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

You’re most welcome Janet! Happy TG to you and yours.


Kiri W. November 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Bellinis are one of my favorites, but I haven’t had a pear version. it sounds like a perfect refreshing drink :)


Cucina49 November 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm

That’s a beautiful cocktail–I always struggle to find sparkling wine cocktails that aren’t too sweet, and this looks like a winner.


Ridwan November 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Wow,,,AMAZING photography,I just love anything with pears :)


Donna Ford November 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm

It looks delicious Viviane, We can’t wait to try it! Thank you Viviane and Happy Thanksgiving to you & Marc!


Ann November 24, 2011 at 12:22 am

Delicious! Your styling is incredible…as always!


Liren November 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I can’t think of a perfect way to toast the holidays. Just breathtaking!


Karen ODonnell November 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Viviane, I used to get a magazine called “Victoria” which I believe is no longer in publication. I used to look forward to that magazine every month. It both inspired and excited me. Your emails are in the same category — I really look forward to hearing from you and get such inspiration from your recipes and the wonderful photos. Thanks so much!!! Karen


Viviane November 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Karen! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful words – it makes all the hard work that goes into the site worth while. Thank you and warmest wishes!


Sandra November 29, 2011 at 7:36 am

Almost too pretty to drink, notice I said, almost.


Donna Ford December 31, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Looking good Viviane! Happy New Years!


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