Asian Pear Sparkler



  • 1 cup freshly pressed Asian pear juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cups honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (4-inch) sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into coins
  • Small grating of fresh nutmeg


  1. Combine pear juice, lemon juice, honey, sugar, rosemary, ginger, and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugars.
  2. Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the solids. Let syrup cool completely.
  3. To serve, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice cubes, add 3 tablespoons of syrup, fill with soda water, and stir. Add more syrup for a sweeter or stronger flavor.

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