Winter-spiced pear cocktail

Winter-spiced pear cocktail

  • serves 1
  • Easy

A minty fresh mojito no longer seems appropriate at this time of year and yet glass after glass of mulled wine can be a bit much. This winter-spiced pear cocktail bridges that gap perfectly, it’s light but the warming spices of star anise and cinnamon and the silky texture you get from the egg white make it a great seasonal alternative.

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Ingredients

  • gin 50ml
  • lemon 25ml
  • pear syrup 25ml
  • egg white 1

Spiced pear syrup

  • pears 4, cored and cubed
  • star anise 1, plus more to serve
  • cinnamon 1 stick, broken in half
  • caster sugar 250g

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the spiced pear syrup, put the ingredients in a pan with 250ml water and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the flavours have infused. Leave to cool.

  • Step 2

    To make the cocktail, put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker without ice and shake vigorously. Open the shaker, fill with ice and shake again, then strain into a chilled coupe. Place a star anise on the foam to serve.

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