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Apple and Pear White Sangria

This apple and pear white sangria is the perfect beverage to sip on in Autumn!


Total Time: 4.5 hours, including chill time

Serves: 4-6

Apple & Pear White Sangria



  • 1 bottle sweet fruity white wine – try Moscato
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from two lemons)
  • 1 Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apple, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1 Chamberlain Orchard Bartlett pear, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups soda water
  • For extra sweetness, add ½ to 1 bottle of sweet Paracombe Premium Perry, try as you go



  1. In a large pitcher, combine wine, brandy, lemon zest, and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add lemon juice, apple slices, pear slices and mix well.
  3. Place pitcher in refrigerator for 4 hours to chill and allow flavours to blend.
  4. Just before serving, top sangria off with Perry and soda water. You can also strain sangria after chilling to remove lemon zest, if desired.
  5. Cheers!


Adapted from a Family Circle recipe and Love Grows Wild.




Pear and Sparkling Perry Cocktail
An earthy, sweet pear-cider cocktail is tinged with whiskey — a perfect drink for a cold day.


Prep time:  10 minutesmla103165_0208_cider_vert
Serves:  8


2 cups Chamberlain Orchards pear juice, chilled
2 cups sparkling perry, chilled
2 cups Soda Water, chilled
4 ounces (1/2 cup) bourbon whiskey
1 Beurre Bosc pear, unpeeled, cored, and cut lengthwise into 8 wedges



  1. Stir together pear juice, perry, soda water and whiskey in a pitcher.
  2. Divide pear wedges among glasses, and pour in cocktail.
  3. Serve immediately.

Recipe and photo courtesy of:  Martha Stewart

Pear Piña Colada
Sip on this pear cocktail on a sunny afternoon and you’ll be transported to a tropical paradise!


Prep time:  10 minutespear-pina-colada-1
Serves:  2


2 ripe Pears, such as Lemon Bergamot or Josephine, cut into big chunks
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
¼ cup coconut cream (Coco Lopez brand is typically easy to find)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
8 ice cubes
3 ounces aged white rum



  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and puree on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Divide between two cocktail glasses and garnish with a pear ring and a slice of lime.


Recipe and photo courtesy of:  USA Pears

Warm Pear Cider in Pear Cups

It’s freezing in the Adelaide Hills today, with snow forecast for some parts of the state! With that in mind, today’s Foodie Friday is warm and delicious, and of course simple to make. You can pick up the pear juice and pears from Paracombe Premium Perry at a market stall near you!


Serves: 4-6 drinksWarm Pear Cider in Pear Cups



  • 3 1/2 cups pear nectar or juice
  • 1 to 2 cinnamon sticks (plus more for garnish)
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 4 whole anise stars
  • 3/4 cup tequila gold or reposado
  • 4 to 6 pears



  1. Combine pear nectar or juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves and anise stars in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add tequila and stir to incorporate.
  1. Cut off the pear tops and with a sharp knife, carefully outline a rim on your pear cups.
  1. With a melon baller or spoon, hollow out the pears, making sure to leave about 1/4 inch at the bottom and around the edges, creating a cup.
  1. Pour warm nectar into pear cups and enjoy!

 Recipe courtesy of: Rook No. 17


Pear Ginger Spinach Detox Juice


Happy New Year Perry lovers! There’s no doubt you all spent the Holiday Season over-indulging in all things delicious, so for our first Friday Shake Up for 2015 we’re bringing you a detox juice!


This delicious detoxifying pear, ginger and spinach green juice is perfect for the morning after, so you can get stuck into 2015 minus the hangover!


Total time: 5 minutesPear Ginger Spinach Detox Juice in glass

Serves: 2



  • 1 large cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 2 ripe pears, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • ½ a lemon



  1. Add all the ingredients to a juicer or blender and combine until desired consistency is achieved.
  2. Stir then divide evenly between two glasses.
  3. Enjoy!


Recipe and photo courtesy of: Hello Natural



Ginger Pear Bellini


Now that Santa’s left town it’s time to party, and if there’s one day to do a beverage right it’s New Year’s Eve! It’s not too late to stock up on Perry from our online shop, or for something a little different, try this Ginger Pear Bellini.


Pear Ginger Bellini in tall glass

Serves: 4



  • 1 ripe pear
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4-inch piece of fresh ginger, quartered
  • Champagne



  1. Puree pear in a food processor and set aside.
  2. Combine the water, sugar and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cover, turn the heat off and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove ginger pieces, pour the syrup into the pear puree, stir, cover and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Once cold, spoon about two tablespoons of the puree mixture into a champagne flute, top with champagne and enjoy!
  5. Cheers & Happy New Year!


Recipe and photo courtesy of: Hello Natural



Pear Fizz Cocktail


In the spirit of the Holiday Season, this week we’re not waiting for Friday to shake things up! Instead, we’re bringing you this fun and fruity Pear Fizz Cocktail, just in time for Christmas Eve.


Total time: 5 minutes

Pear Fizz Cocktail



  • 2 cups of pear juice (available from Paracombe Premium Perry)
  • 1/3 cup of pear-flavoured liqueur
  • 1 bottle of sparking wine (Prosecco, Champagne, Cava or sparking cider)
  • 1 pear, pomegranate seeds and/or fresh rosemary to garnish (optional)



  1. Combine pear juice and pear-flavoured liqueur in a pitcher. Stir together and chill in refrigerator until cold.
  2. Fill champagne glass 2/3 of the way with pear mixture, and then fill glass to top with sparking wine.
  3. Optional: Garnish each glass with thinly sliced pear wedges, pomegranate seeds, or a sprig of fresh rosemary.
  4. Enjoy & Happy Holidays!


Recipe and photo courtesy of: Best Friends for Frosting




Pear Vanilla Cocktail


It’s Friday night and we need a cocktail! Time to shake up your weekend with this week’s Paracombe Premium Perry Pear Vanilla Cocktail – delicious made with our Bosc pears!


Total time: 5 minutes Pear Vanilla Cocktail



  • 1 ounce of vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce of pear vodka (or pear juice for a slightly sweeter cocktail)
  • Club soda (to fill glass)
  • ½ small Bosc pear
  • Sanding sugar (for garnish)
  • Fresh nutmeg
  • Shaved ice 

(NB: 1 ounce equals approx. two tablespoons)



  1. Process ice into a shaved-ice texture using a mixer/food processor.
  2. Use a pear slice to moisten glass rim and pour sanding sugar and freshly grated nutmeg onto a plate. Press the moistened rim into the sugar to coat it.
  3. Add the shaved ice to the glass. Pour vodkas (and/or pear juice) and club soda to fill.
  4. Slice Bosc pear rounds and position in glass and stir.
  5. Enjoy!


Recipe and photo courtesy of: Swooned





Pear & Cranberry Bellini


It’s Friday! Time to shake up your weekend with this week’s Paracombe Premium Perry Pear & Cranberry Bellini – delicious made with our pear juice!


These pretty drinks pair well at holiday gatherings with great friends and a stocking full of good cheer!


Total time: 5 minutesPear and Cranberry Bellini

Serves: 8



  • 1 cup pear juice (or nectar)
  • 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 bottle Prosecco or other dry sparkling white wine



  1. In a small pitcher or large liquid measuring cup, combine pear nectar and cranberry juice cocktail.
  2. Pour ¼ cup juice mixture into each of the eight champagne glasses.
  3. Divided evenly, top with Prosecco or a dry sparkling white wine of your choice.
  4. Enjoy!


Recipe and photo courtesy of: Martha Stewart

Vanilla Pear Cocktail

It’s the weekend and we’re ready for a cocktail! How about you? Shake up your weekend with this week’s Paracombe Premium Perry Vanilla Pear Cocktail – delicious made with our pear juice and fresh pears!


Total time: 5 minutesvanilla_pear_cocktail

Serves: 4



  • 12 ounces pear juice
    (available from Paracombe Premium Perry Market Stalls!)
  • 6 ounces pear vodka
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • Coarse sugar for rim
  • Fresh pear slice for garnish



  1. In a cocktail shaker, mix together the pear juice, vodka, and vanilla bean paste – and shake!
  2. Pour the cocktail into a glass with ice and a sugared rim.
  3. Garnish with a Paracombe pear slice.
  4. Enjoy!


Recipe and photo courtesy of: Red Envelope