PERFECTLY PEAR MOCKTAIL

Mocktails OHL 017

Ingredients:

Ice, for shaking and serving

6 to 8 mint leaves, lightly muddled, plus several unbruised leaves for garnish

2 ounces local pear nectar (see related recipe)

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

San Pellegrino, for serving

Directions:

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the mint leaves, pear nectar and lemon juice; shake well. Pour mixture into a glass with ice.
  • Top with the San Pellegrino and garnish with a few fresh mint leaves.

Recipes provided by Larks Restaurant

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LOCAL PEAR NECTAR

Ingredients:

6 ripe, locally grown pears

5 cups water

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions:

  • Peel, core and slice the pears.
  • In a pot over medium heat, combine the water and sliced pears; bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat and continue to simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and maple syrup.
  • Push mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, cool and refrigerate until ready to use.

Yield is about 1 quart.

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Pears are one of the lowest-calorie fruits and also among the least allergenic.

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