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Pear Gin Fizz Cocktail

Pear Gin Fizz Cocktail

This Pear Gin Fizz Cocktail is the perfect drink for your next fall/winter gathering – or for a happy hour at home! This festive cocktail is bubbly, slightly tart, yet sweet and refreshing!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pear gin fizz, pear spiced cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

Pear Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pear, cored and cut into pieces
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon - or 2 cinnamon sticks

Pear Gin Fizz

  • 1 tsp white sugar, for rim - optional
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, for rim - optional
  • crushed ice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Pear Simple Syrup - plus more to taste
  • 2 ounces lemon-flavored sparkling water
  • star anise, sliced pear, sprig of thyme, for garnish

Instructions

Pear Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, heat water, sugar, chopped pear, star anise and cinnamon over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat, cover and steep for 30 minutes. Remove pear and star anise and strain cinnamon (optional step to strain) and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Can be made ahead of time.

Pear Gin Fizz

  • In a shallow bowl or larger ramekin, combine sugar and cinnamon. Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with water then dip in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, lemon juice, and Pear Simple Syrup (recipe above) to cocktail shaker. Replace lid and shake for 15 seconds or until shaker is cold (will be frosty). Strain into a glass. Top with lemon-flavored sparkling water and garnish with star anise, pears and thyme, if desired.
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