Calientito (Warm Pear Cider)

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Warming up is easy to do with this tasty pear calientito. You can serve it in your favorite mug or try these chic and eco-friendly mugs. These festive handcrafted mugs made from Asian pears are sure to awe your guests.

Calientito (Warm Pear Cider)

Yield: 4 to 6 servings


3 ½ cups pear nectar
1-2 sticks of cinnamon
3 whole cloves
4 whole anise stars
¾ cup tequila gold
4 Asian pears (optional)


Combine pear nectar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and anise stars in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Add tequila and stir to incorporate.

Cut off the pear top and with a sharp knife carefully outline a rim on your pear cup.

With a melon baller or a spoon, hollow out the pear making sure to leave about 1/4 inch at the bottom and around the edges, creating a cup.

Pour warm nectar into pear cups and enjoy!

Photography by Jeanine Thurston

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  6. How cute! The star anise is the perfect touch! It would be so fun to wassail to apple trees out of an actual apple. 🙂

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