This Spiced Pear Bellini recipe is a totally fun take on the classic champagne cocktail! It’s full of flavor and great to sip on during the colder months. This is one of my favorite wine cocktails to make when having company over. It’s seems fancy, but it’s totally not!
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What’s the Difference Between Bellinis and Mimosas?
Both cocktails use sparkling wine. So they’re both awesome.
A traditional mimosa is champagne with orange juice. A bellini is made with peach nectar. While this may be how both of these drinks began, these two terms are pretty much interchangeable at this point.
For me, I typically consider any juice mixed with sparkling wine as a mimosa. And I consider any pureed fruit and sparkling wine as a bellini. But in legit cocktail circles, you may get laughed at if you use this designation so don’t say I didn’t warn you!
This pear based cocktail is perfect for all your winter celebrating needs. These are my favorite things to drink on New Year’s Eve! And I know you will love them too.
How to Make a Spiced Pear Bellini
First, make this spiced Pear Nectar Recipe
- 5 cinnamon sticks
- 9 1/2 cups pear nectar
- 2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/4 cup sugar (or less if you want it less sweet)
- Sparkling Wine (purchase enough bottles depending on the size of your crowd. You’ll be able to get about 5 glasses of champagne from one bottle. The spiced pear nectar will be enough to make at least 15 servings, depending on how much nectar each person uses.
You can easily make less of the pear nectar if you aren’t having a huge party. BUT, the pear juice is delicious and can be drunk on its own. It’s a great option to serve to the kids!
- Place the cinnamon on a cutting board.
- With the flat side of a Chef’s knife, press down to break the sticks or give it a whack with the heel of your hand like you do with garlic you are trying to take out of the skin.
- To a saucepan, add the broken cinnamon, cardamom, and sugar.
Be careful of the blade, don’t be a dummy. I am not responsible for any cuts you get. Blame your parents for not teaching you proper knife safety. I guess you could also use a kitchen mallet or something.
- Add the peach nectar.
Of course, these yummy pear bellinis would still be tasty using plain pear juice, but don’t be lazy. The spices make it AMAZING! It’s really extra special.
- Cook on high heat until boiling.
- Turn off heat and cover.
- Let sit for at least an hour.
Let the mixture simmer away on the stove. Because of the sugars in the juice, it will simmer down and concentrate a little bit. But I promise it won’t get too sweet. I hate sweet drinks and this is not gross. I don’t drink gross things.
- Strain out the large pieces of cinnamon as you pour into a pitcher or other large container to cool.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
It has to cool completely before making the cocktails. The idea of warm champagne seems really disgusting to me.
- Pour about an ounce of spiced pear juice into a glass and top with sparkling wine.
Then you’re ready to party.
What’s great about serving a Bellini or mimosa at a party is that you don’t have to buy top of the line brands since the pear juice will give whatever sparkling wine you are pairing with it a little help in the quality department. Don’t buy something awful. You want your guests to come back, don’t you?
The spiced pear juice is crazy tasty. And it will last for quite a while if you keep it in an airtight container in the fridge.
This pear Bellini recipe is the perfect party drink. It’s unexpected and delicious and who doesn’t love when you bring out the bubbly? Every time I have made this drink, people have asked me for the recipe. It feels special but really doesn’t take much effort.
You are going to LOVE this Spiced Pear Bellini Recipe!
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Printable Pear Bellini Recipe
Spiced Pear Bellini
This is my favorite bellini recipes! If you love champagne, you HAVE to try this pear version!
- 5 cinnamon sticks
- 2 33.8 oz bottles of pear nectar (about 9 1/2 cups)
- 2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/3 cup sugar or less - I cut this down to make sure it doesn't get too sweet for me
- 6 bottles of Prosecco or other sparkling wine chilled
Place the cinnamon on a cutting board.
With the flat side of a Chef's knife, press down to break the sticks or give it a whack with the heel of your hand like you do with garlic you are trying to take out of the skin.
To a saucepan, add the broken cinnamon, cardamom, sugar and pear nectar.
Cook on high heat until boiling.
Turn off heat and cover.
Let sit for at least an hour.
Strain out the large pieces of cinnamon as you pour in to a pitcher or other large container to cool.
Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Pour about an ounce of spiced pear juice in to a glass and top with sparkling wine.
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Make this Spiced Pear Bellini for your next party! It’s perfect for a crowd!