Ginger Pear Gimlet
Gingery pear flavors make this cocktail a knock out.
Servings 1 cocktail (2 cups Ginger Pear Thyme Simple Syrup)
Ingredients for Ginger Pear Thyme Simple Syrup:
- 8 ounces water
- 8 ounces sugar
- 1/3 cup peeled , sliced ginger
- 1 medium firm but ripe pear (I used a Comice), peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 10-15 sprigs of Thyme (Lemon Thyme if available)
Ingredients for Ginger Pear Gimlet:
- 2 ounces gin
- ¼-1/2 ounce Ginger Pear Thyme simple syrup
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Instructions for Ginger Pear Thyme Simple Syrup:
In a small sauce pan combine the water and sugar over medium heat, stirring until dissolved and simmering. Stir often and do not allow to overheat.
Add the ginger, pear and thyme. Bring back to a simmer. Turn off heat, cover and allow to infuse for an hour or until you like the flavor.
Strain through a fine sieve, pressing with the back of a sturdy (wooden is good) spoon against the ginger, pear and thyme to be sure to extract all the flavor.
Put in a sealable glass container and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Instructions for Ginger Pear Gimlet:
Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 5.5mg