Peak-season pears are super-crisp and nectar-sweet. We keep the skin on for an extra hit of fiber. They also contain an antioxidant called quercetin, a plant flavonoid research shows has heart-health and anti-inflammatory benefits. Fresh lemon juice adds a bright top note and balances the sweetness.
2 cups water
12 ounces ripe pear slices
2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 ounces gin, divided
1 1/2 cups chilled prosecco, divided
Lemon peel strips
Added sugars 5g
Calcium 1% DV
Potassium 2% DV
How to Make It
Boil water, ripe pear slices, granulated sugar, and apple cider vinegar in a medium saucepan until pears soften, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender; add fresh lemon juice. Blend until smooth; pour into a large glass measuring cup. Chill 30 minutes. Add 1/2 oz. gin to each of 6 ice-filled glasses. Add 2/3 cup pear mixture to each glass; top each with 1/4 cup chilled prosecco. Garnish with lemon peel strips.
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