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Pear Punch Sparkler

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Randy Mon
Total time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield Serves 10
If you prefer your punch less sweet, use a semi-dry Riesling--and season with lemon juice to taste.

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles (750 ml. each) sweet Riesling, such as Pacific Rim
  • 2 cans (11.5 oz each) pear nectar
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1 1/2 cups pear vodka
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 each slightly underripe red and green pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle (750 ml.) California brut sparkling wine

Nutrition Information

  • calories 432
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.6 g
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • sodium 10 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients except sparkling wine in a pitcher. Chill until ready to serve, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day ahead. To serve, pour into a large punch bowl; add sparkling wine and ice cubes.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.