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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