Pear Punch Sparkler

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Randy Mon

If you prefer your punch less sweet, use a semi-dry Riesling--and season with lemon juice to taste.

Yield: Serves 10
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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 432
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 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


  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.
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