INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces gin (We like Stonecutter Spirits or Caledonia Spirits gin)

  • 1 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1 large egg white

  • 3/4 ounce Spiced Pear Simple Syrup

  • 1-2 ounces club soda

  • star anise for garnish

SPICED PEAR SIMPLE SYRUP

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 Shenandoah or Harrow Sweet pear, cored and cut into pieces

  • 3 star anise

  • 2 cardamom pods

INSTRUCTIONS

SPICED PEAR SIMPLE SYRUP

  1. Add water, sugar, pear, star anise, and cardamom pods to a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; stir to dissolve sugar. Allow mixture to simmer over low for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. Strain out pear and spices. Store extra syrup in the refrigerator.

  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, lemon juice, egg white, and Spiced Pear Simple Syrup to cocktail shaker. Replace lid and shake for 15 seconds or until shaker becomes frosty.

  3. Strain into cocktail glass. Top with club soda, garnish with star anise, and serve.

| Adapted from Jelly Toast Blog