Spicy Pear Hot Toddy
Get rid of that pre-winter chill with the help of @muriellebanackissa’s Spicy Pear Hot Toddy. Marrying a warming ginger and pear syrup with a brown sugar cinnamon rim, this Hot Toddy is as cozy as can be!
On a small plate, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Run a slice of lemon around the rim of your favourite winter mug. Dip your glass into the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Assemble the cocktail by pouring 1 oz of the Spicy Pear Syrup into your mug. Top with hot water and Empress 1908 Indigo Gin. Garnish with a slice of pear and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
To make the spicy pear syrup, bring ½ cup water, ½ cup sugar, ½ Bosc pear (peeled and cubed), and 2 tsp ginger (peeled and chopped) to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer on medium-low for 15-20 minutes until fragrant and thickened. Stir regularly. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, then strain into a heatproof jar.