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Honey spiced pear mock-tail

Serves1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

Pears Mocktail

This pear mocktail recipe is easy to make, delicious and is impressive for a celebration. Made from fresh pears, flavoured with honey, vanilla and the spice of fresh ginger.
For an adult version use half soda water (375ml) and half sparkling wine (375ml) or for a different style add half ginger ale (375ml) and half soda water (375ml) and about 60ml of whisky (or as much whisky to your liking).
 2 pears. We used Packham Pears for this recipe
 750 ml soda water
Ginger Honey Syrup:
 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
 3 tsp honey
 ½ tsp cinnamon powder
 1 vanilla bean scraped (or 1 tsp vanilla essence)
 1 lemon, juiced
 4 tbsp tbsp fresh navel orange juice
Garnish:
 1 extra pear thinly sliced. We used Packham Pears for the garnish.
  Ice
To prepare the Ginger Honey Syrup:
1

This can be made ahead of time and chilled in the fridge for when you are ready to serve.

2

Using a small sharp knife slice down the center of the vanilla bean, scrape the seeds out and add them to a small saucepan along with the bean pod for extra flavor. Add all of the remaining Ginger Honey Syrup ingredients into the saucepan and place on a low simmer for 10-15 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Take it off the heat and let it cool down.

Next
3

Once it’s cooled strain to remove the grated ginger and vanilla pod.

4

Peel the pears and remove any seeds or stems, roughly chop them up and add them to a blender or food processor. Add a dash of the soda water and pulse until they are a smooth puree constancy.

5

Spoon in the ginger honey syrup into pureed pears and pulse once more to combine.

6

In a large serving jug add the pear mixture followed by the soda water. Using a spoon with a long handle stir to combine.

7

Add a good handful or two of ice and slices of fresh pears to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Jug

Servings 1