Recipe: Jammy Pear Cocktail

This rum-based cocktail is made with fresh pair, maple syrup and a cinnamon stick.

Recipe: Michael Van de Elzen

Prep time: 15 mins


½ pear, peeled, core removed, finely diced
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp water
45ml spiced rum
200ml cider of your choice
¼ orange, skin on and cut into wedges


Place pear, cinnamon, maple syrup and water in a small saucepan. Cook over a medium heat until the pear is soft and the liquid has reduced. Remove cinnamon stick and mash pear to a jammy texture.

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the run, top up with cider and stir. Add 2 tbsp pear jam, and the juice from the orange wedges. Drop wedges into the glass and serve.

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