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Spiced Pear Gin Fizz in cocktail glasses with sanded sugar rims on gray plate

Spiced Pear Gin Fizz


  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2

Description

The perfect cocktail for the holidays, jazz up your gin fizz with a homemade spiced pear simple syrup and a festive sugared rim.


Ingredients

Units Scale

For the Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Gin (I used High Goal Luxury Gin)
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce spiced pear simple syrup (more or less as desired for sweetness)
  • Club soda (I used Betty Buzz Meyer Lemon Club Soda for an extra little lemon kick)
  • Pear slice, thyme sprig, and star anice for garnish

For the Spiced Pear Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup diced pear (I used a Bartlett pear)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground all spice

For the Spiced Sugared Rim

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon gold sanding sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • The tiniest pinch of nutmeg (even less than 1/8 of a teaspoon)


Instructions

Make the Spiced Pear Simple Syrup

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. Strain into a container and chill until completely cooled. Makes about 1/2 cup of syrup. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Make the Cocktail

  1. Optional: For the sugared rim, whisk together all ingredients and pour onto a plate. Moisten the edge of each glass with a lemon wedge and dip into the sugar plate.
  2. In a cocktail shaker with ice, shake together the gin, lemon juice, and spiced pear simple syrup for 30 seconds, until shaker frosts over.
  3. Pour into sugar rimmed glasses. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a pear slice, a piece of star anise or a cinnamon stick, and a sprig of fresh thyme. Cheers!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
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