Vanilla-Pear Holiday Punch

Vanilla-Pear Holiday Punch
AuthorVanessa Jane, RDNCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Make this pear punch for your holiday get-togethers! It’s not too sweet, but full of cheer. Recipe yields 8 cocktails (about 48 ounces total). Divide or multiply the recipe as necessary

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins
INGREDIENTS
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 24 oz pear juice or pear nectar (I like Ceres or R.W. Knudsen brands)
 12 oz reposado tequila (I like Espolón or Milagro)
 8 oz club soda or sparkling water
 4 oz lemon juice
 12 tbsp *honey simple syrup
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 Suggested garnishes: Lemon rounds, short fresh rosemary sprigs, ½ cup fresh cranberries
 Ice cubes, for serving
INSTRUCTIONS
1

Place the cinnamon into your pitcher or punch bowl. Add a splash of the pear juice and whisk until the cinnamon is mixed into the liquid.

2

Pour in the remaining pear juice, tequila, club soda, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the honey simple syrup, and the vanilla extract. Gently stir to combine. Taste, and add the remaining simple syrup if you desire a sweeter or more mellow drink.

3

Garnish as desired. Pour individual servings into glasses filled with ice. Cheers.

NOTES
4

*HOW TO MAKE HONEY SIMPLE SYRUP: We have to turn honey into simple syrup because it won’t stir into the liquid well on its own. Simply combine 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon water in a small, microwave-safe bowl or your smallest saucepan. Warm the mixture over low heat in the microwave or on the stovetop, just until you can stir the honey into the water. That’s it.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 24 oz pear juice or pear nectar (I like Ceres or R.W. Knudsen brands)
 12 oz reposado tequila (I like Espolón or Milagro)
 8 oz club soda or sparkling water
 4 oz lemon juice
 12 tbsp *honey simple syrup
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 Suggested garnishes: Lemon rounds, short fresh rosemary sprigs, ½ cup fresh cranberries
 Ice cubes, for serving

Directions

INSTRUCTIONS
1

Place the cinnamon into your pitcher or punch bowl. Add a splash of the pear juice and whisk until the cinnamon is mixed into the liquid.

2

Pour in the remaining pear juice, tequila, club soda, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the honey simple syrup, and the vanilla extract. Gently stir to combine. Taste, and add the remaining simple syrup if you desire a sweeter or more mellow drink.

3

Garnish as desired. Pour individual servings into glasses filled with ice. Cheers.

NOTES
4

*HOW TO MAKE HONEY SIMPLE SYRUP: We have to turn honey into simple syrup because it won’t stir into the liquid well on its own. Simply combine 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon water in a small, microwave-safe bowl or your smallest saucepan. Warm the mixture over low heat in the microwave or on the stovetop, just until you can stir the honey into the water. That’s it.

Vanilla-Pear Holiday Punch


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