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Pear Hibiscus Brunch 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.

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.

These Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktails are a perfect way to kick it off a brunch. I’ll bring bringing you more brunch recipes all week. Updated: Now that brunch week is over — make sure to check out the sugar cookie bars and the asparagus fritatta! You can also find this loooong list of brunch recipes.

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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). That will also make the cocktail slightly sweeter.

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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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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

http://www.rachelcooks.com/2013/05/06/pear-hibiscus-brunch-cocktail/

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.

   

78 Responses to “Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail”

  1. Tieghan — May 6, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Sp pretty! Wow!

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

    Perfection!

    • 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

    Mimosas!

  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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