Gingered Pear & Brandy Cocktail
This is a timely concoction for a party: Simply prepare the gingered sugar syrup (step 1), and refrigerate it until you're ready to shake and serve the cocktails.
Laura Zapalowski, Cooking Light
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh ginger, peeled
- 3 cups pear juice
- 1 cup cognac
- 10 lemon rind twists
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from myrecipes.com
Combine 1/4 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add ginger. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Strain sugar mixture through a fine sieve. Discard solids. Chill sugar mixture 30 minutes or until ready to use.
Fill a large martini shaker half full with ice. Add sugar mixture, juice, and cognac; shake until chilled. Strain 1/2 cup mixture into each of 10 martini glasses. Garnish each serving with 1 lemon twist.