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Friday Shake Up! Pear & Cranberry Cocktail

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Total Time:   1hr 50mins
Serves:   6



  • 1 1/2 cups (170 g) cranberries
  • 1/2 ripe pear (Bartlett or Anjou), peeled + chopped (1 cup or 160 g)
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) water
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup + more to taste (or sweeten with stevia to taste, plus more to taste)
  • 750mls of Dry Perry, we recommend ‘Eighty 4’ by Paracombe Premium Perry



  1. To prepare fruit compote/reduction, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and add cranberries, pear, orange zest, water and maple syrup to small baking dish.  Toss to combine.
  2. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the fruit is bubbly and most of the cranberries have burst.  Transfer mixture to a food processor or small blender and blend/mix on high until a compote consistency is reached.  If needed, add more water to thin.
  3. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more orange zest for citrusy flavor or maple syrup for sweetness.
  4. To remove any residual pulp and give the puree a smoother texture, work through a fine mesh strainer/sieve and into a serving container/jar.  This is an optional step that makes the cocktail easier to mix.
  5. Transfer the compote to the refrigerator to chill – about 30 minutes to 1 hour or until cool to the touch.
  6. To serve, add about 2 Tbsp of the compote into serving glasses (champagne flutes are ideal).  Top with a bit of Perry. Then use a spoon or stirrer to blend the two together.  This will help the fruit mix with the Perry more seamlessly.
  7. Top with more Perry until the flutes or glasses are 3/4 full.  Enjoy immediately!  You will likely have leftover compote, which will keep for 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.


Cocktail adapted from

By |2017-01-12T22:19:20+10:30January 12, 2017|Friday Shake Up!|0 Comments

Friday Shake Up! Pear Ginger Spinach Detox Juice

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



By |2015-01-16T04:21:41+10:30January 16, 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


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