Gin is one of my favorite spirits, and this month with so many autumn flavors being used in baked goods and hot beverages, I felt like trying this mix with pears and fennel seeds. The fennel seeds give off a delicious and warm flavor, so a little goes a long way. They have an anise-like flavor profile, which combines perfectly with the sweetness of the pear. We recommend you use bosc pears, since they are sweeter.
I like to add a splash of simple syrup to some of my cocktails, and also use both tonic and seltzer water, not just tonic water. I find the resulting drink is fresher and… I just like it better that way. You can leave the selzer out, and use only tonic water, which is usually how the original recipes are made. So it would be 3 oz of gin and 6 oz of tonic water for 2 drinks.
Please let us know if you try out this recipe, and give us your thoughts, we love hearing from you… Cheers!
Pear & Fennel Seed Gin Cocktail
A Foodies’ Kitchen Original
1 pear (bosc)
1 teaspoons fennel seeds
1-oz. simple syrup
3-oz. tonic water
3-oz. carbonated water (seltzer)
- Brown the fennel seeds lightly over low heat.
- Divide pear into eight pieces and divide them into two glass along with the fennel seeds.
- Fill glasses with ice cubes, add 0.5-oz. of simple syrup, 1.5-oz. of gin to each glass and stir.
- Top off with 1.5-oz. tonic water, and 1.5-oz. carbonated water for each glass.
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