Ginger-Sage Pear Cocktail
pear juice (can typically be found in organic area of the grocery)
1 inch knob of fresh ginger, peel and rough chopped
small handful of sage leaves
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
In a sauce pan, add sugar and water and stir over medium heat. When sugar is dissolved, add sage and ginger. Simmer for about 10 minutes and then allow simple syrup to cool with sage and ginger still in mixture. In a shaker with ice, add equal parts of vodka and pear juice (about 3-4 shots of each). When syrup has cooled, pour a bit in shaker. Shake well and serve over ice with a slice of red pear. Makes 2 cocktails. You will likely need to repeat because this drink is delicious.
Fresh sage from the garden of Mary Clark.