Holiday Cocktails for the Hostess Who Hates to Cook
Spare your guests the food coma and provide holiday cheer in liquid form instead
¾ cup + 1/8 cup water
1 bottle champagne
Cut 1 pear into ½-inch cubes. In a small saucepan, stir together 3/4 cup water and the cubed pear. Boil the mixture over hear for 5 minutes.
Add the mixture to a blender with an additional 1/8 cup water. Blend on high until completely smooth.
Add a small spoonful of pear puree to the bottom of each champagne glass. Slice the remaining pear very thinly, and add a small slice of pear to each glass. Pour chilled champagne on top of the pear puree, and serve with a stirrer.
Excerpted with permission from "Paleo Happy Hour: Appetizers, Small Plates & Drinks"
By Kelly Milton
Victory Belt Publishing Inc., $29.95, www.victorybelt.com
Photography: Photos by Brent Holland
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