Not all pear ciders qualify as perrys. A true perry features juice from highly tannic cider pears; pear cider commonly blends sweeter juice from dessert pears with either apple cider or perry. The flavor is typically much more delicate than any apple-based cider.
makes 1 cocktail | start to finish: 5 minutes
2 ounces chilled orange juice
4 ounces chilled pear cider, or traditional perry
optional garnish: orange twist
Pour the orange juice into a champagne flute. Top with cider, garnish with a twist of orange zest and serve.
The best mimosas are made with ultra-fizzy methode champenoise ciders that tend towards the dry side. Look for Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co. Dry, or Perry, Eaglemount Homestead Dry or Perry, Westcott Bay Cider Dry or Very Dry, Tieton Cider Works Tieton Blend or Precipice Perry.