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Fresh-Pear Bellinis

Photo: Theresa Raffetto; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Yield Yields: 20 Bellinis
Toast the new year or any festive occasion with Fresh-Pear Bellinis.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 4 ounces pear-flavored vodka
  • 4 ripe pears
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 bottles prosecco, chilled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 171
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 17 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; chill for 1 hour.

  2. Place 2 oz. vodka in a shallow dish. Place remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a separate shallow dish. Dip glass rims in vodka; coat in sugar.

  3. Pour juice into a bowl. Peel, core and cut pears into small pieces; toss in juice. Place fruit, juice, 2 oz. vodka and cooled syrup in blender. Blend until smooth.

  4. Spoon 2 to 3 Tbsp. pear puree into 10 glasses; top with prosecco. Serve right away.