T-Lift Hot Toddy
- 6 to 8 ounces apple cider, heated
- 1 ounce Spiced Pear Infusion (see below)
- cinnamon stick, for garnish
- pear slice, for garnish
Fill a coffee mug with the hot apple cider and add the Spiced Pear Infusion. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and pear slice.
Spiced Pear Infusion
This infusion can be used in a variety of rum drinks, both hot and cold, or served with just a simple mixer like ginger ale or juice.
- 4 pears
- 1 liter 10 Cane rum
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 whole anise stars
- 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 1/2 cup raisins
To roast the pears, core and halve them and wrap them in aluminum foil. Roast in a preheated 350 F oven for about 25 minutes, or until the pears start to soften and sweat. When cool enough to handle, cut into slices.
In a clean, dry jar, combine the sliced roasted pars and the remaining ingredients. Let sit for at least 48 hours. If a stronger pear flavor is desired, let sit for another 48 hours. Strain and bottle.
Recipe by Kim Haasarud from the Apres Ski Cocktail Classic.