With fruity pear, warm ginger, a hint of honey sweetness and a generous splash of boozy bourbon, this Ginger & Pear Bourbon Cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate early fall!Recipe can be scaled up or down by using the slider if you hover your mouse over the number of Servings.
Make the simple syrup: In a small saucepot combine honey, water and ginger. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring, until honey dissolves into water. Remove from heat and set aside to steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a container, discarding ginger, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
For the cocktail: Combine bourbon, pear juice, lemon and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Vigorously shake until chilled.
Pour over ice in glass and top with a bit of ginger ale. Garnish with pear slices, a lemon wedge and a few pieces of crystallized ginger on a skewer.
Ginger Honey Simple Syrup will keep, covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Nutritional Information is an approximation for one cocktail and does not include optional garnishes.