Prosecco Pear and Rosemary Spritz

For some al fresco drinks on the rooftop patio with friends, sip this perfect combination of sweet and woodsy to keep the heat at bay.

Prosecco is the manifestation of Italy’s well-known philosophy la dolce vita — the good life. Paired with rosemary and pear, this posh trio will satisfy your taste buds while leaving you feeling like a pampered young royal.

We create first a rosemary simple syrup, which can later be used in sweet teas, on ice cream, or as a flavor kick to sparkling water. Mix with prosecco and soda, and garnish with sliced pear and a sprig of rosemary to give a satisfied nod to the final weeks of summer.

Ingredients

1 cup white sugar

1 cup water

1 large sprig of rosemary (plus additional for garnish)

2 pears

Prosecco

1 can soda water

Method

Simple Syrup

  1. Combine water, sugar, and rosemary sprig in a saucepan and cook on low heat for 10 minutes, or until all granules have dissolved.
  2. Remove rosemary and set simple syrup aside to cool.

Prosecco Spritz

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and add 1/2 oz. of simple syrup.
  2. Add Prosecco until the glass is 1/3 full and top up with soda water.
  3. Garnish with sliced pear and a sprig of rosemary.