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Gingered Pear & Brandy Cocktail

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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

NOVEMBER 2008

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger, peeled
  • 3 cups pear juice
  • 1 cup cognac
  • 10 lemon rind twists

Details

Servings 10
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from myrecipes.com

Preparation

Step 1

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.

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