friday at five : apple and pear cocktail

APPLES & PEARS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz Stolichnaya Gala Applik Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Pear juice
  • .75 oz Vanilla-Nutmeg Syrup*
  • .5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 5 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 oz Hard cider
  • Garnish: Apple slice and grated nutmeg
  • Glass: Double old fashioned

PREPARATION:

Add all the ingredients except the cider to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a double old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Top with the cider and garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.

*Vanilla-Nutmeg Syrup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 6 Vanilla beans, cut in half lengthwise

PREPARATION:

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely and strain into a closed container. Store in the refrigerator.

Contributed by: Charlotte Voisey

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