We love ginger - it adds complexity to any drink: warming and a little sweet with a good bite. Lucky for us, our friends at Chimes Gourmet sent us some of their delicious ginger chews to try out in a variety of tasty flavors. We particularly enjoyed the Cayenne Lemon, described as: Cayenne Lemon goes to 11! Other ginger chews can't get over over the cliff, but cayenne is your jam! When you need a kick, that little extra spice from Cayenne in our ginger chew candy is the answer."
This inspired us to whip up a new cocktail that makes a great night cap to wind down. The sweet seasonal pear and spicy warming cayenne lemon ginger also make it perfect to enjoy on a cool fall weekend.
Pear Ginger Pisco Sour
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Pisco is a type of brandy made from grapes in the countries of Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. Both Chile and Peru claim to have first invented pisco, and it’s the national liquor of both countries.
Most classic sour-style cocktails are made with egg whites, since we’re muddling fresh fruit into this Pisco Sour, we’ve skipped the egg whites.Author:
High Camp Flasks
- 2 oz Catan Pisco
- ¾ oz lime juice
- ¾ oz ginger honey syrup (recipe below)
- ¼ Bartlett pear, chopped or sliced
Chimes Gourmet Ginger Chews (for garnish)
- 2 tablespoons ginger juice
- 1/2 cup wildflower honey
- 1/2 cup warm water
Ginger Honey Syrup
In your Highball Shaker muddle the pear with the lime juice.
Add the pisco and ginger honey syrup and fill the shaker about 3/4 with ice.
Shake until chilled, then strain the liquid into your tumbler.
Garnish with a pear fan and some finely chopped Chimes Gourmet Ginger Chews
Ginger Honey Syrup
Combine 2 tablespoons of ginger juice with a half cup each of warm water (does not need to be boiling) and wildflower honey.
Stir until the honey has dissolved and the ginger juice is fully incorporated.
Store your ginger honey syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Add an ounce of vodka or grain alcohol to help the syrup last longer.