Hot Pear Cup Cocktail

Pear cider, brandy, cinnamon, lemon and honey combine to create this warm and quintessentially English cold-weather cocktail.
Serve a Toasty Hot Pear Cup at Holiday Parties

Serve a Toasty Hot Pear Cup at Holiday Parties

From: DK Books - Greener

Ingredients:

pear cider
brandy
apple
cloves
vanilla bean
lemon zest
cinnamon stick
honey

Preparation: 

Cut half a crisp apple into slices, and stud each slice with a couple of cloves. Place the slices in a large pan, add 3 1/2 cups of pear cider, 1 vanilla bean, 1 large piece of pared lemon zest, 2/3 cup of brandy, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 tablespoons of honey and bring to a boil. Simmer gently for 10 minutes, and then serve.

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