Summer sun calls for fresh and fruity cocktails so when the sun appeared this afternoon after a fairly rainy week or 2 we whipped up this pear and ginger summer crush!
Originally we were going to make a mojito, but as we were making a chocolate and pear loaf cake at the same time, we really wanted to include pears in our cocktail recipe! So it follows a similar process to making a mojito but with pear and ginger instead of lime and mint! Similar to mojitos, this can easily be made into a mocktail by leaving out the rum, the result will be just as tasty and refreshing!
To begin cut up your fruit and place it into the glass with the ginger syrup, we just used the syrup form the jar of stem ginger for this. Then you need to muddle the fruit so that you crush it and let out all the juices. If you don’t have a muddler to do this you can just use the end of a rolling pin, it will work just fine!
Once you’ve muddled the fruit, pour in the rum and top with ice, you can use cubed or crushed ice if you want, we used 1 big ice cube in each for no reason other than we really enjoy the big cubes! Then top with ginger ale and stir making sure to mix all the fruit at the bottom up into the drink!
We then served ours with a simple lemon wedge on the side of each glass! We loved the outcome of these, although neither of us a big fans of spiced rum, it really suits the light and refreshing taste of this drink and compliments the ginger perfectly. This summer crush is perfect for sitting outside in the sunshine or enjoying alongside a BBQ! If you’re having guests over you could even make a big batch of it in a jug for everyone to help themselves to!
- 1/4 of a pear cut into cubes
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 ball of stem ginger (about 5g)
- 1 tsp ginger syrup
- 50ml dark spiced rum
- About 200ml ginger ale
- Place the pear, lemon, ginger and syrup into a glass and muddle to release all the juices.
- Pour in the rum, ice and ginger ale and stir to combine.