Recipe courtesy of Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook

Caramel Pear

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Ice cubes

1/2 cup pear infused vodka

1/2 cup apple juice

2 tablespoons Spiced Simple Syrup, recipe follows

Pear slice

Spiced Simple Syrup:

2 cups packed brown sugar

2 cups water

3 cinnamon sticks

2 tablespoons juniper berries

2 tablespoons cloves

5 whole star anise


  1. In a martini shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, juice and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of pear.

Spiced Simple Syrup:

Yield: about 2 cups
  1. In a pot combine the sugar, water, and spices. Bring up to a simmer, stirring occasionally until all the sugar has dissolved. Pour the mixture thorough a strainer and discard the whole spices.