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Pear and Ginger-Sage Cocktail

Servings: 4 cocktails


  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 sage leaves
  • 1 large chunk of ginger peeled and diced
  • Stolichayna vodka
  • 20 fluid ounces pear nectar


  • To a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat over medium-low until sugar has dissolved. Add the sage leaves and ginger and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the sage and ginger to steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain, discarding the sage and ginger; set aside.
  • To assemble a cocktail, fill a glass with ice. Pour in 1 ounce of the sage-ginger simple syrup (2 tablespoons), 2 fluid ounces vodka, 5 ounces pear nectar. Stir and adjust alcohol to your taste. Garnish with a slice of small pear. Repeat the drink-making process until you've made all four. Serve immediately.