A wonderful blend of pear, ginger, and vodka!

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Makes 2 glasses

2 firm pears

2 cinnamon sticks

2 inches fresh ginger, sliced

6 all spice berries

10 cardamom pods

1/2 vanilla bean

2 cups sugar

4 cups water

1/2 cup vodka

1 lemon, just juice


  1. Slice the pears into ¼” slices.
  2. Place them in a large pot with all the spices and sugar.
  3. Add water, bring to a boil, and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Cool and strain, reserving the liquid.
  5. Pour ½ cup of the syrup in a shaker and add vodka and lemon juice.
  6. Add ice and shake well.
  7. Serve over ice.


Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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