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Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail {giveaway}

Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail | RachelCooks.com


Every good brunch starts with a cocktail, right? Everyone is familiar with the mimosa, and then there is sangria, but I mixed it up a little with these pretty pink drinks. They would be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch and would be so fun for a girl’s night out, a spa day, a bachelorette party, or a wedding shower.

The current occasion is Brunch Week! I’ve teamed up with a whole bunch of bloggers to bring you more brunch recipes that you will know what to do with, just in time for Mother’s Day. These Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktails are a perfect way to kick it off. I’ll bring bringing you more brunch recipes all week, and make sure to look for other bloggers whipping up some great brunch recipes as well. You can follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #brunchweek. You can follow along on Pinterest as well, we’ll be pinning our recipes to the brunch week board. There are some crazy good giveaways going on too! Make sure to head to the bottom of this post for more details on that.


These champagne cocktails are fruity, girly and spritzy. You can tone them down a little by cutting back on the pear vodka. If you notice in one of my pictures that one of the cocktails is a darker shade of pink, that is due to the amount of hibiscus syrup that went along for the ride with the Hibiscus Flower (affiliate link).


Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail {giveaway}

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail

This Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail is flavored with pear vodka to make it sweet, fruity, and extra girly. All your party guests will be impressed by this one.


  • 1 hibiscus flower in syrup
  • 1 and 1/2 ounces (one shot) of pear vodka, chilled
  • champagne, chilled


  1. Place hibiscus flower in the bottom of a champagne glass.
  2. Add vodka and then top off glass with champagne. Serve immediately. Repeat entire recipe for as many cocktails are needed.


If making a large batch, it should be about 1 part vodka to 3-4 parts champagne.


Verdict: Loving this drink!
Husband’s take: He likely wouldn’t be caught dead drinking a girly drink like this.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: The hardest part is opening the bottle of champagne.

Browse today’s brunch selections by following the links below, and keeeeeep on scrolling for giveaway details.

Watermelon Rosemary Champagne Cocktail by Vanilla Lemonade
Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail by Rachel Cooks
Strawberry Rose Sangria by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Mocha Frappuccino by Around My Family Table
Pineapple-Basil Tea by The Kitchen Prep

Tomato and Mozzarella Quiche by Love and Confection
Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelette by Katie’s Cucina
Asparagus and Bacon Quicheby Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Meat, Poultry and Fish
Bacon Canapés with Oranges and Maple Yogurt by Cook the Story
Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini by Sweet Remedy
Pancetta Wrapped Chicken by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type Yums
Spinach and Goat Cheese Muffins by Culinary Flavors
Overnight Blintz Bake by White Lights on Wednesday
Bananas Foster French Toast by by Cravings of a Lunatic

Cinnamon Raisin Bread by Katie’s Cucina
Mrs. Lund’s Fresh Plum Cake by The Vintage Cook
Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake by Take A Bite Out Of Boca
Strawberry Scones by Kokocooks
Strawberry Mascarpone Tart by Kelly Bakes

Fruits and Veggies
Honey-Watermelon Soup by Culinary Adventures with Camilla



Giveaway Details! There are multiple prizes up for grabs here, with a total value of $1800–scroll down (waaaaay down) and enter using the Rafflecopter widget!

We are so grateful to have such amazing sponsors for Brunch Week who have given us a fabulous bunch of incredible (INCREDIBLE!) prizes for our giveaway.

Prize #1:

From California Walnuts one lucky winner will receive:

A KitchenAid Stand Mixer and California Walnuts Prize Pack all donated by California Walnuts is ONE of the fabulous prize packs in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
A KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer model number: KSM150PSGA. Mixer comes with: 2-piece pouring shield, 5-quart stainless steel bowl, flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip.

A Walnut Prize Pack containing 1lb burlap bag of fresh California Walnuts, 1 portion control tin, 1 heart shaped cookie cutter, 1 flexible cutting mat, 1 mini spatula, 1 chip clip and 1 water pouch.


Prize #2: (but with lots of winners)

From Lodge Cast Iron one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Lodge Iron Cast Iron Skillet and Silicone Items all donated by Lodge Iron. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

One lucky winner from the rafflecopter below will receive a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, three silicone pieces (a hot handle holder, a pot holder and a trivet).

In addition, one lucky participant from our TweetChat on Sunday May 5th from 2-3pm Eastern will also win a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and the three silicone pieces. PLUS five lucky participants will get a set of the three silicone pieces. (Search for hashtag #BrunchWeek to follow along. Use the hashtag in tweets during the chat to enter to win).

AND, everyone who comments in our PinChatLive on Saturday May 11th between 2-3pm Eastern will also be entered to win one prize of a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and a set of three silicone pieces and 4 prizes that contain three silicone pieces each. (For the PinChatLive go to The BrunchWeek Pinterest Board at 2pm on May 11th and comment on the questions pins there. Refresh your screen often so you don’t miss any new questions).


Prize #3:

From Flavors of Summer one lucky winner will receive:

Win a fabulous $100 Givft Card for Sur la Table and an entertaining prize pack all donated by Flavors of Summer. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
A Flavors of Summer Entertaining Package including (get this!) a $100 gift card to Sur la Table! In addition to the amazing gift card, this entertaining package includes a variety of goodies including cookbooks, kitchen utensils, entertaining partyware like a chip and dip server, beverage container and more. From free products, to fun stuff for decorating – you’ll be able to make the most of your next summer party.

Prize #4:

From Black Gold Farms one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Package all donated by Black Gold Farms. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

A Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Package including a 3 quart Enameled Cast Iron Casserole, Magnetic Spice Grinders, a Pot Clip, Cheese Grater and a Silicone Head Spatula.


Prize #5:

From the Food and Wine Conference and #SundaySupper:

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Prize #6:

From Bob’s Red Mill one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Bob's Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack including a $40 Bob's Red Mill Gift Card. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

A Bob’s Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack: A beautifully emblazoned Bob’s Red Mill canvas tote bag containing the Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook, assorted Bob’s Red Mill products, a Salter® Baker’s Dream Aquatronic Baking Scale, Norpro® Silicone Heat Resistant Spatula, Best® Standard French Whip and a $40 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card.


Prize #7:

From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive:
Win a Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast in Bed Basket. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
The Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast In Bed Basket: Mixing Bowl, Allegro Organic Breakfast Blend Coffee, Allegro Coffee Mug, Cooking Whisk, Microplane, Delamotte Champagne, 365 Organic Amber Maple Syrup, Whole Pantry Cinnamon Sticks, French Brioche and a $25 Whole Foods Market Gift Card


Prize #8:

From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive:
Win a Whole Foods Orlando Flavorful Delights Basket. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

Whole Foods Flavorful Delights Basket: Full of fun items and ingredients to play with in the kitchen: 5 qt Colander,, Servino Homemade Pastas, 365 Organic Balsamic Vinegar, Macadamia Oil, Marmigiano Regiano, Key Lime Savory Oil, Branfords Original Hot Sauce, Cheese Grater, Vosges Black Pearl Bar Chocolate, Vosges Fire Bar Chocolate, R.C. Buck’s Gourmet Rub – Sweet Orange Habanero, Divina Pickles – Sweet Watermelon Rind, Composta Di Fragole – Strawberry Compote with Modena Balsamic Vinegar, Sabatino Tartufi – Truffle and Honey

Prize #9:

From Stonyfield Organic one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Stonyfield Organic Kitchen Prize Pack. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.


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Winners will be contacted via email. Open to US residents over the age of 18 only. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook in any way. No purchase necessary to enter. Please refer to my privacy policy for details regarding information collection.

Thanks to all of our great sponsors: Stonyfield Yogurt, Bob’s Red Mill, Whole Foods Orlando, Blackgold Farms, Flavors of Summer, Lodge Cast Iron and California Walnuts.

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78 Responses to “Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail {giveaway}”

  1. Tieghan — May 6, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Sp pretty! Wow!

  2. Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 6, 2013 at 9:16 am


    • Rachel Gurk — May 6th, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

      Thanks Laurie!

  3. katie — May 6, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Oh Rachel, this looks fabulous! Perfect for mother’s day brunch!

    • Rachel Gurk — May 6th, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

      Thanks Katie!

  4. Carrian — May 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Holy giveaway my friend!!

  5. Christine (Cook the Story) — May 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

    This drink is so pretty. I don’t think I’ve ever had hibiscus before. What does it taste like? I want to try it.

  6. claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

    i love this. so much.

  7. Cassie | Bake Your Day — May 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

    You are so right – every brunch needs a good cocktail and this is a great one. Sounds amazing, friend!

  8. Sheila — May 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

    So pretty! My husband wouldn’t be caught dead drinking it either. Wowza that’s alotta prizes girlfriend.

  9. Samantha — May 6, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Oh Rachel, these are beautiful! So shiny. I’m easily distracted by the bubbles… ;)

  10. Erika-Southern Souffle — May 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

    So Pretty!! Love this..

  11. Katerina — May 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    This is so elegant! The color is amazing!

  12. dixya@food, pleasure, and health — May 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    this is a beautiful drink – i have never had hibiscus but its so girly, I want it

  13. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — May 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love how the flower looks in the flute :)

  14. kelly @ kellybakes — May 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    You made bubbly even more beautiful! I love this!

  15. Susan — May 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    These are so pretty and perfect for a girls brunch!

  16. Kel — May 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I love the flowers!

  17. Sandy — May 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Love all the brunch ideas. The cocktail with champagne makes it a party

  18. Suzanne — May 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    What a beautiful cocktail! I’m impressed by the lighting in your pictures. I can never get back lit photos to look right.

  19. Danielle @ DiningWithDani — May 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    These cocktails are stunning! The giveaways are great too :)

  20. Dianna — May 6, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    “The hardest part is opening the champagne bottle.” Haha… love it! Looks like a gorgeous cocktail for any special occasion!

  21. Leah Z. — May 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    This drink looks gorgeous and I’m sure it tastes amazing, too!

  22. Abby — May 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Brunch favorite is ALWAYS pancakes. Always.

  23. Nutmeg Nanny — May 6, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    This is so beautiful! I love the light pink color that hibiscus brings to the champagne. I could sip on this all day long :)

  24. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — May 7, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I love adding hibiscus flowers to champagne! So pretty and tasty!

  25. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 7, 2013 at 12:52 am

    What a gorgeous cocktail! I love how girly it is!

  26. Aggie — May 7, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I really love champagne cocktails, they’re always easy to make & so festive! I’ve never tried hibiscus anything – I think!

  27. Melissa C. — May 7, 2013 at 9:06 am


  28. Natalie S — May 7, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I ove fitatas for brunch

  29. Kerrey — May 7, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Love the green kitchen aid mixer!

  30. Christy Cummins — May 7, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I love the taste of pear and this drink is so pretty. Where do you find Hibiscus flower??

  31. Bree {Skinny Mommy} — May 7, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I love hibiscus! In Spanish is called Jamaica and there’s nothing better on a hot day. YUM!

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:29 am

      Cool! Love that little tidbit!

  32. Holly — May 7, 2013 at 11:20 am

    This. This cocktail is my favorite #brunchweek recipe! Looks so pretty.

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:29 am

      Thanks Holly! What a compliment! There are so many great cocktails.

  33. Kim Porter — May 7, 2013 at 11:29 am

    This cocktail will be served up at my sister’s birthday party tomorrow night! Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:28 am

      Ooooh fun! Hope you all like it!

  34. Naomi Murray — May 7, 2013 at 11:40 am

    This looks delish!!!

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:28 am

      Thanks Naomi!

  35. Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I love this cocktail! So pretty!!!

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:27 am

      Thank you, Carla!

  36. Leah Z — May 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I would have to say that my favorite brunch food is scones…there’s just something about them…

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:26 am

      Can’t beat them! What is you favorite flavor of scone?

      • Leah Z — May 8th, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

        ooh that’s hard… i would say anything with cinnamon or chocolate. or both!

  37. Jillian — May 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    What a good-looking drink! I bet it tastes divine too!

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:25 am

      Thanks Jillian!

  38. Nancy — May 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Wow…a super fancy drink that I’m looking for at Mother’s Day …..didn’t even know there was pear vodka :)

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:25 am

      haha! I think there is everything vodka. They even make cookie dough vodka. So weird!

  39. Linda — May 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Great prizes!

  40. Terri/LoveandConfections — May 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    i don’t know if I’ve ever had hibiscus. This looks like a very classy cocktail!

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:10 am

      Thanks Terri! And thank you for all of your hard work during Brunch Week!

  41. Mercedes — May 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    This cocktail sounds delicious!

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:10 am

      Thanks Mercedes!

  42. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out — May 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    To be fair…opening champagne bottles is pretty difficult (and scary)… ;-)

    This is gorgeous! I could probably have a few too many :-)

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:09 am

      Haha! It is! Glad I’m not the only one.

  43. Karen - Cinnamon Freud — May 8, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Love this pink cocktail- looks like a delicious addition for brunch. My favorite brunch dish is definitely French toast or Chicken with Waffles

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:09 am

      Yummy! Those both sound delicious–now I’m hungry!

  44. Carolyn — May 8, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Pear and hibiscus, what a gorgeous combination, Rachel!

    • Rachel Gurk — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:09 am

      Thank you, Carolyn!

  45. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — May 8, 2013 at 11:23 am

    love champagne cocktails! this looks great!!

  46. Naomi — May 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I love chocolate chip scones!

  47. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — May 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Ooooo…eeeee…love me some champagne cocktails! I’m also loving this brunch week, fun!

  48. Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds — May 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    My favorite brunch food is a poached egg on a bed of roasted asparagus covered in Julia Child’s hollandaise sauce.

  49. Kim Beaulieu — May 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I can’t stop staring at this. Divine!

  50. Amy Tong — May 9, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Your Pear Hibiscus cocktail sounds wonderful and looks so elegant. I gotta get some hibiscus on hand to try this out.

  51. Naomi Murray — May 9, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Your new frittata looks great!

  52. Naomi Murray — May 10, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Your chocolate chip muffins look fab!

  53. Adeline Sampson — May 15, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Your Pear Hibiscus cocktail sounds wonderful and looks so elegant. I gotta get some hibiscus on hand to try this out.

  54. Damien Rodriquez — May 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Your Pear Hibiscus cocktail sounds wonderful and looks so elegant. I gotta get some hibiscus on hand to try this out.


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