Friday Shake Up! Apple and Pear Christmas Cocktail

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Total Time:   5mins
Serves:   6



  • 330mls Pear Juice, we recommend ‘100% Pear Juice’ by Paracombe Premium Perry (chilled)
  • 2 cups Cider, we recommend ‘Appleanche’ by Paracombe Premium Perry (chilled)
  • 3 cups sparkling wine, we recommend Kersbrook Hill Wines ‘Cuvée’



  1. Combine juice and cider.  Stir.
  2. Slowly add sparkling wine and serve chilled.


Cocktail adapted from

By |2016-12-08T21:53:42+10:30December 8, 2016|Friday Shake Up!|0 Comments

Friday Shake Up! Perry, Cranberry and Ginger Punch

Perry, Cranberry and Ginger Punch


Total Time:   5 minsmd104918_1009_cgpunch4_l_hd
Serves:   4



  • 1/3 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Perry, we recommend ‘The Berg’ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 2/3 cup chilled ginger beer, we recommend ‘ROOT.E.D.’ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons gin, if desired



  1. Muddle cranberries with sugar in a pitcher.  Add Perry, ginger beer, lemon juice and gin if desired.
  2. Divide among 4 glasses.
  3. Serve chilled or over ice.


Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

By |2016-03-10T23:05:11+10:30March 10, 2016|Friday Shake Up!|0 Comments

Friday Shake Up! Sparkling Perry Cinnamon Cocktail

Sparkling Perry Cinnamon Cocktail


Total Time:  10minsApple Cinnamon Cocktail 2
Makes:  2 cocktails



  • 1 cup Chamberlain Orchards pear juice
  • 1 bottle Perfect 5 by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 1/4 cup Bacardi gold rum
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Splash of soda water

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water



  1. In a large cocktail shaker or jar with lid, combine pear juice, perry, rum, syrup and lemon juice.  Add two cups of ice and shake again.
  2. Pour into large wine glasses, top with splash of soda water and garnish with cinnamon and lemon.
  3. For syrup:  combine water, sugar and sticks in a medium saucepan.  Heat until sugar has completely melted.  Set aside and cool.


Recipe adapted from Virtually Homemade

By |2015-12-17T23:15:50+10:30December 17, 2015|Friday Shake Up!|0 Comments

Foodie Friday! Perry, Mustard & Herb Chicken

Perry, Mustard & Herb Chicken


Total Time: 40mins (Prep: 5mins, Cook: 35mins)chicken_5
Serves: 4-5


1 tbsp olive oil
750g skinless and boneless chicken thighs, cut into large chunks
2 onions, thickly sliced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
400ml ‘Perfect 5’ Paracombe Premium Perry
175g half-fat crème fraîche
2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
small pack parsley, chopped
few thyme sprigs, leaves picked, about ½ tbsp.
cooked rice and Tenderstem broccoli, to serve



  1. Heat the oil in a large lidded non-stick pan (we used a wide, high-sided frying pan) and cook the chicken for 3-4 mins on each side until browned.  Remove with a slotted spoon, then add the onions to the pan.  Cook for 3 mins, then stir in the garlic and cook for 1 min more.  Pour in the Perry and bring to the boil.  Return the chicken to the pan, cover with a lid and simmer for 10 mins.
  2. After 10 mins, remove the lid and stir in the crème fraîche, mustard and herbs.  Bubble for another 5 mins, then season. Serve with rice and Tenderstem broccoli.


Recipe adapted from Good Food magazine, February 2014

By |2015-07-24T06:42:29+09:30July 24, 2015|Foodie Friday|0 Comments

Friday Shake Up! Winter Pear, Apple and Cranberry Sangria

Winter Pear, Apple and Cranberry Sangria


Total Time: 10 mins prep + chill time

Serves: 4-6

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  • 1 bottle (750mL) sparkling wine, or try with two bottles of sweet Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Chamberlain Orchard Bartlett pear, cored, halved, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar



  1. Chop fruit and combine with cranberries and cinnamon stick in bottom of pitcher.
  2. Combine liquid and cinnamon. Pour over fruit. Stir well.
  3. Chill for a few hours or overnight. Stir again.
  4. Cheers!


Recipe adapted from Luci’s Morsels.

Photo by Luci’s Morsels.





By |2015-06-26T07:29:23+09:30June 26, 2015|Friday Shake Up!|0 Comments

Friday Shake Up! Ginger Pear Bellini

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



By |2014-12-26T05:32:44+10:30December 26, 2014|Friday Shake Up!|0 Comments

Pear Fizz Holiday Cocktail!

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




By |2014-12-22T23:28:57+10:30December 22, 2014|Friday Shake Up!|0 Comments


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