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Asian Pear Sparkler

Oxmoor House
Yield Serves 4
Lemongrass, cucumber, and Asian pear add a note of sophistication to this sweet drink. Be sure to put the pear and cucumber in the blender first.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups (1-inch) cubed Asian pear (about 3 pears)
  • 2 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled cucumber (1 large)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 (8-inch) stalk peeled fresh lemongrass, chopped
  • 2 (12-ounce) bottles sparkling apple drink, chilled
  • 4 Asian pear slices (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 157
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1.1 g
  • carbohydrate 40.1 g
  • fiber 4.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 8 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place first 4 ingredients in blender; process 1 minute or until blended and almost smooth. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing with the back of a spoon; discard solids. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled.

  2. Pour 1/2 cup pear mixture into each of 4 glasses; top each serving with 3/4 cup sparkling apple drink, and stir gently. Garnish each serving with 1 pear slice, if desired.

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