Makes 4 cocktails
3 oz. roasted pear ginger simple syrup
3 oz. ginger ale or tonic water or vodka
Twist of lemon
Shake simple syrup, ice, and vodka in a martini shaker and strain into a martini glass. (If using a carbonated beverage as a virgin alternative like ginger ale or tonic water, do not shake it. Mix it with very cold ginger ale or tonic water.)
Serve with twist of lemon.
Pear-Ginger Simple Syrup
Yield: 12 ounces
Serving Size: 3 ounce per cocktail
2 cups granulated sugar
2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
1 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
Heat all ingredients in a small non-reactive saucepan until sugar melts and mixture thickens. Remove cinnamon stick. Cool mixture and run through a high quality blender. Strain through a fine mesh strain. Reserve.