Pear & Ginger Lemonade
Pear & Ginger Lemonade

Pear & Ginger Lemonade

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Aisling Larkin mocktails
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Pear & Ginger Lemonade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Spiced Pear & Thyme Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 pears peeled + chopped
  • Handful of fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground allspice

Drinks

  • Crushed ice
  • 1 ½ cups Spiced pear + thyme simple syrup
  • 2 lemons freshly-squeezed
  • Ginger beer for topping

Garnishes

  • Lemon slices
  • Pears sliced
  • Fresh thyme sprigs

Instructions

To make the spiced pear & thyme simple syrup

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add together all ingredients (stirring them to combine) and bring to a boil, about 1-2 minutes.Reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 5 minutes or so. Remove from heat and let it cool completely. Discard the pears and thyme sprigs.

To make the drinks

  • In a bowl or cocktail shaker, add the lemon juice and cooled spiced pear + thyme simple syrup. Stir or shake (if using a cocktail shaker) together to combine.
  • Assemble the drink(s): For each drink, fill a good cocktail glass (11 oz. or so) with crushed ice and pour half the amount of the mocktail/drink mixture and top with ginger beer until glass(es) is ¾ filled. Add sliced lemons, halved pears, and fresh thyme sprigs, if desired. NOTE: To be a bit fancy, you can add sugar to the rims of the glasses.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

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