A Pear-Shaped Conniption
- 1.5 oz Conniption American Dry Gin
- 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1/2 oz Spiced Pear Syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 oz cold, sparkling dry Pear or Apple cider
Mix all ingredients except cider in shaker with crushed ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into glass. Top with cold sparkling cider. Garnish with pear slice.
Spiced Pear Syrup
recipe: Saveur Magazine
- 1 c. pear purée
1/4 c. raw sugar
1/2 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 pinch grated nutmeg
Combine ingredients in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat until sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10–15 minutes, until the syrup has thickened. Strain, discarding ginger and cinnamon, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Makes about ½ cup; leftover syrup will keep, refrigerated, for about 2 weeks.