Warm Pear Cider

Calientito

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes

    4 to 6

    drinks

Appears in

Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

Muy Bueno

By Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

Published 2013

  • About

I love natural serveware and had a fun idea about how to serve this calientito (warm drink): in a hollowed-out Asian pear! It’s much more charming and “green” than a plastic tumbler, and you can even nibble the pear when you’re done. The fusion of tequila with the trilogy of winter spices—cinnamon, cloves, and anise—is a warm and cozy combination that soothes both the throat and stomach. As you prepare this drink, your entire home will smell delicious, beckoning visitors. What a great way to welcome your holiday guests—with a delicately prepared Asian pear filled with the warmth of winter.

Ingredients

  • cups pear nectar
  • 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 4 whole anise stars
  • ¾ cup tequila gold or reposado
  • 4 to 6 Asian pears (optional)

Method

Combine pear nectar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and anise stars in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Add tequila and stir to incorporate.

Cut off the pear tops and with a sharp knife carefully outline a rim on your pear cups. With a melon baller or a spoon, hollow out the pears making sure to leave about ¼ inch at the bottom and around the edges, creating a cup.

Pour warm nectar into pear cups and enjoy!