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Pear Moscow Mule

The following recipe and photography were provided courtesy of Pear Bureau Northwest.

This is a pear-y twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. With the warming effects of ginger and cinnamon and the scent of fresh rosemary, it is the perfect party starter. The first step is to steep a pear simple syrup that is truly simple to make. If you’re serving multiple people, mix the vodka, syrup and lime juice in a pitcher so that all you have to do is pour some into an ice-filled glass, top with club soda and garnish with a slice of juicy pear, a sprig of rosemary and a cinnamon stick for extra flare. Copper mug optional!

PEar moscow mule served in copper mug
Pear Moscow Mule

Ingredients

For the Ginger-Pear Simple Syrup

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large ripe or overripe USA Pear, chopped
  • 4 quarter-size slices ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick

For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. ginger-pear simple syrup (see above)
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • Club soda
  • 1 USA Pear slice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 rosemary sprig

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water, the brown sugar, pear and ginger to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Decrease the heat to a gentle simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve. Refrigerate until well chilled. (It will keep in the refrigerator for at least 10 days.)
  3. Fill a copper mug or cocktail glass with ice. Add the vodka, simple syrup and lime juice and stir. Top with enough club soda to fill the glass. Garnish with the pear slice, cinnamon stick and rosemary sprig and serve.

Pear Moscow Mule

Interested in making this recipe? Order the ingredients online for Curbside Grocery Pickup or Delivery.

By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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