Spiced rum and sweet pears come together in this perfect for fall Spiced Pear Planter's Punch.
Author Carrie Robinson
1/2of a fresh pearchopped
1.5ozspiced rumabout 1 shot
1tbspfresh pear simple syrup
1/3cupapple sparkling watercan use apple juice or apple cider instead
Cinnamon stick for garnishingoptional
To prepare the fresh pear simple syrup- Combine the sugar and the water in a small saucepan and heat until slightly boiling and the sugar is completely dissolved. Once the mixture comes to boil, add in the chopped pear. Allow to boil for 1 minute, and then remove from the heat and allow the pear to steep in the simple syrup until the mixture has cooled. When done infusing, strain the syrup through a wire mesh strainer into a glass jar. Refrigerate. Reserve the chopped pear in a separate container. This will be used in the cocktail later.
To prepare the punch- Pour the rum and pear simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until just combined. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Pour the mixture in the shaker over the ice in the glass. Now add in the apple sparkling water. Drop in a some of the reserved chopped pear. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired.