Asian Pear Mojito Recipe
Asian Pear Mojito Recipe – made with crunchy Asian pears and honey simple syrup. A simple cocktail perfect to quench your thirst around the holidays. This is my homemade version and has nothing to do with P.F.Chang’s Asian Pear Mojito.
Hey guys! Happy Friday (the 13th)!
It is time for another mojito recipe. There is no need to tell you that mojitos are my favorite cocktails, you already know that!
I made the mojito with honey simple syrup this time. I think that the combination of honey and pears was just perfect in this drink.
Asian pears are also called apple pears, Japanese or nashi pears. I don’t see them in the stores very often, so when I saw them at Costco a couple of weeks back, I knew I had to get them.
Yeah, their shape is not like the shape of regular pears, they look more like apples. The skin is gritty and don’t have the typical pear flavor. They are ripe when they are firm.
I like to have them on their own or use Asian pears in salads.
And because of my mojito obsession, I thought they will make a great cocktail. I left pieces of pear in the drinks, but you can juice the pear (puree and then squeeze through cheesecloth to extract the juice) if you are not a fan of pieces of fruit inside the glass.
I made this mojito for a ladies night with my friends. We used to do these nights at least once a month, but everyone (including me) has been so busy recently so it was 3 months since last time we did it.
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- For the honey simple syrup:
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup hot water
- For the mojito:
- 1/2 Asian pear, peeled and chopped
- juice from 1 lime
- 10 mint leaves
- 1.5- 2 oz honey simple syrup
- 2 oz white rum
- soda water
- lime slices, pear slices and mint leaves for garnishing
- Combine honey and water and whisk until honey is dissolved. Let it cool.
- In a tall glass combine pear, lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves. Muddle until juice from the pear is released. Add rum and ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with with mint leaves, pear and lime slices/