• 1 cup honey, ideally local

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 whole D’Anjou pears, peeled, cored and diced

  • 1 large piece of fresh ginger, peeled and diced

  • 20 fresh sage leaves + additional for garnish

  • 2 cans of your favorite plain hard cider (we like Farmstead)


  1. In a saucepan combine the honey and water over medium heat and bring to a light boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved completely. Add the pears, ginger and sage leaves. Simmer until the mixture has reduced by 1/3. About 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let the mixture steep for an additional 10 minutes.

  2. Strain the syrup into a large mason jar. Discard the ginger and sage leaves.

  3. To assemble the drinks place a few pieces of the cooked pear into each glass followed by 1-2 Tablespoons of the simple syrup. Add the hard cider and enjoy.

| Adapted from Dishing Up The Dirt