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Spiced Pear Cocktail Recipe

Winter-spiced pear cocktail

Published: December 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

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



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


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


  • 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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