The sweet pear, slightly salty agave in the tequila, lime and autumnal syrup combine to winning effect. Drink after a fish dinner. Serves one.
½ Asian pear (or slightly unripe william pear) plus 2 thin slices to garnish
50ml tequila (we use Arette reposado)
25ml fresh lime juice
15ml cinnamon syrup (shop bought – try Monin – or homemade with brown sugar, water, cinnamon and a dash of vanilla)
Muddle the pear and tequila, add the lime juice and syrup, and shake over ice until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Dip each pear slice halfway into the drink and then the sugar, to coat (caramelise with a blowtorch, if you like), lay on top of the drink and serve.
Thanks so much to the Guardian for the delicious recipe!