So, I’ve been away. Needed some sun and sangria (check this out). But I’m back! And in high time, as Valentine’s Day is upcoming. A time for romance, and I have the feeling that most girls get what they want on this day. I even get to choose a romantic comedy for the night’s entertainment! … yes, that’s not always easy to get through. I don’t think he has ever heard of a democracy (not true, we’re both stubborn).
It’s also the time for decadent and festive cocktails or bellinis. Bellini is like a mimosa only that it’s champagne and not wine. How ’bout that for some celebration! The pear in this ginger pear bellini actually looks like gold flakes, so it really looks like your treating yourself (or your significant other) with the most expensive bellini ever. But no, only delicious ginger pear bellini!
I know that Valentine’s Day comes on a Wednesday this year, but still, imagine a decadent bellini brunch with your love! I think we’ll have to settle for after dinner-bellinis instead, but a girl can dream, can’t she. Drink a ginger pear bellini, eat some chocolate and snuggle up with your love, yourself or all your single freinds! Enjoy a romantic comedy and just relax.
Ginger Pear Bellini
This recipe is from Hello Glow. First, make the ginger pear simple syrup. Begin with equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add in ginger and let it infuse for 30 minutes. In the meantime, puree your ripe pear in a food processor or blender. Remove the ginger and add in the pear puree. Let it cool in the refrigerator.
Once it’s cold, add 2 tbsp into a champagne flute (remind me to buy champagne glasses… however, they looked good in these glasses too, right?), and pour in champagne. If you’re wondering to get personalized Valentine’s gifts and champagne flutes, Beau Coup has so many pretty ideas!
Happy Valentine’s Day. May your day be filled with love and bellinis.
Other romantic food to indulge in on Valentine’s Day:
- Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Irish Baileys Frosting
- Peppermint Mocha Macarons
- Mulled Wine
- Cranberry Sangria
- Tiramisu Cake with White Chocolate Mousse
Hope you’ll enjoy this ginger pear bellini. Give me some love and feedback in the comment section below, or tag me @thegingerwithspice on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!
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Ginger Pear Bellini
- 125 ml sugar 1/2 cup
- 125 ml water 1/2 cup
- 1 tbsp piece of ginger 2,5 cm/1 inch
- 1 ripe pear
- First, make the ginger pear simple syrup. Begin with equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add in ginger and let it infuse for 30 minutes. In the meantime, puree your ripe pear in a food processor or blender. Remove the ginger and add in the pear puree. Let it cool in the refrigerator.
- Once it's cold, add 2 tbsp into a champagne flute and pour in champagne. Enjoy!
Adapted from: Hello Glow