Faux fizz served in glass with a rosemary sprig

Faux fizz

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus chilling

Easy

1 (syrup makes enough for 3)

Make a fun and fizzy mocktail for teetotal party guests. The flavours of pear, apricots, honey, lemon and rosemary make the delicious base syrup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal135
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars33g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • sparkling water, to top up

For the base syrup

  • 1 sliced pear
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 4 dried apricots
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 25g honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 sprig rosemary, plus extra to garnish (optional)
    Rosemary

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 1 strip lemon zest

Method

  1. To make the base syrup, put the sliced pear, dried apricots, golden caster sugar, honey, sprig of rosemary and a strip of lemon zest in a saucepan with 100ml water. Heat for 10 mins or until the sugar has dissolved and the pear is very soft, then leave to cool completely.

  2. Strain the syrup into a jug, add the apple cider vinegar and chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins. Pour about 25ml of the syrup into a champagne flute and top with cold sparkling water. Garnish with a rosemary sprig, if you like.

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Cazbez
5th Dec, 2018
How long in advance could I make the syrup? Will it last a few days in the fridge?
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