Poached Pear Iced Toddy
2 Oz Vodka
1/2 Oz Pear Liqeur, like Mathilde
1 Oz Pear nectar or pear syrup
Generous dashes ginger syrup
Slice pear studded with a clove
Shake vigorously in shaker with ice.
Serve on rocks or straight up.
Garnish with pear or candied ginger.
Use the syrup from your favorite poached pear recipe.
I simmer 4 clove studded pears with a vanilla bean in sugar and white wine for 20 minutes.
It can yield 2 cups of syrup which I keep refrigerated.
Pairs Well With
I've been working on a hot toddy, using pear for a comforting autumn elixir. I tried various combinations of pear syrups, pear nectar and store bought pear juice. I haven't found a good balance yet for a hot toddy but I did stuble across this as a great seasonal cocktail. The ginger syrup adds a spiceyness that warms the palette, even though this is a very sweet, cold drink.