Autumn to me is spice, it’s apples and pears, ginger, the warmth of brown sugar and the smells – oh the smells of deliciousness bubbling away on the stove. So when it came time to dream up an autumn cocktail, I wanted to combine all my favourites into one delicious drink. Meet our spiced pear and brown sugar cocktail! I have to tell you – that brown sugar syrup? It’s pretty much Autumn in a liquid. Pour the leftovers over ice cream, or apple pie because it’s decadent and it’s so delicious. Add in a little spice, a little pear, and this one is just the ticket for your Autumn wedding!
10ml Brown sugar syrup (in a saucepan, combine one part brown sugar to one part water and simmer until sugar is dissolved)
15ml spiced rum
60m Pear Juice
60ml ginger beer
Over ice, combine brown sugar syrup, pear juice and spiced rum in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
Pour into a lowball glass and top with cold ginger beer.
Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and fresh rosemary.