This festive and pretty Bellini is made with the sweet and tart combo of pear and pomegranate. It’s pretty color makes it perfect for a romantic night in!
Spice up a New Years Eve party or romantic dinner night with these pear pomegranate Bellinis! This is one Bellini that you’ll want to sip over and over, and you’ll love how easy they are to make!
Okay guys, this is my last post of 2017! Can you believe how quickly this past month has gone? When it comes to New Years Eve cocktails, usually I’m a simple beer or whiskey on the rocks kind of gal (with a champagne toast at midnight of course)… BUT… every now and then, I like to feel a bit girly and sip on something bubbly, sweet, and pretty. Like these Pear Pomegranate Bellinis!!
I mean just look how beautiful! I love the blush pink color with the little pops of red from the pomegranate arils.
I can’t take full credit for this recipe… I saw it in a Cooking Light magazine and just fell in love!! Can you imagine serving these at your next girl’s night, a bachelorette party, New Years Eve party, Valentine’s Day bash, or even just for you and your sweetie on a date night in?
If you wanted to get really fancy, you could add something green to the garnish, like a sprig of fresh rosemary!
This recipe uses Prosecco, which is usually a bit lighter and fizzier than champagne, but I think if you substituted champagne, it would still taste just as amazing. I really like the use of Prosecco here, not only for the fruity notes, but also because of it’s price tag. A quality bottle of Prosecco will only cost about $12-15 here in Ohio!
This pear pomegranate Bellini recipe makes about 4 cups (so eight 1/2 cup servings), but is easily doubled if you’re serving a crowd ?
There are tons of “hacks” online about how to seed a pomegranate, and honestly, some of them do work, but I usually prefer to just pick up a container of pomegranate arils from my grocery store. For just a few dollars, I get more seeds than I would get from one pomegranate, and none of the work!
If you follow me over on The Chunky Chef, this recipe probably looks very familiar! I originally posted it over there last year, but I’m syndicating it here for you guys, as it’s definitely a great fit on this blog. The next time you’re craving something fruity and elegant, treat yourself to a Pear Pomegranate Bellini!! Cheers!
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Pear Pomegranate Bellini
This festive and pretty Bellini is made with the sweet and tart combo of pear and pomegranate. It's pretty color makes it perfect for a romantic night in!
- 5 oz pear brandy (approximately 10 Tbsp)
- 3 oz pomegranate juice (approximately 6 Tbsp)
- 1 (750ml) bottle Prosecco, chilled
- 1/4 cup pomegranate arils, plus extra for serving
- 1 Anjou pear, thinly sliced (plus extra for garnishing)
Add brandy and pomegranate juice to a large glass pitcher and stir well. Pour in Prosecco, and add pomegranate arils and pear slices. Gently stir.
To serve, add a sprinkle of pomegranate arils to the bottom of a champagne glass, top with a few cubes of ice (optional), pour in bellini and garnish with a few slices of pear if desired.
Recipe from December 2015 issue of Cooking Light, originally shared on The Chunky Chef, and syndicated here.
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