Tis' the season for fresh pears and this mocktail is great way to enjoy sweet, ripe pears. Maggie Beer's Pear, Ginger, Honey and Verjuice Mocktail
600ml Verjuice 100g caster sugar 4 fresh pears moderately ripe 30g fresh ginger peeled 2 tbspn honey 3 cup ice crushed ice to serve dried pear or apple optional
1 Place 100 millilitres of Verjuice and 100 grams of sugar into a medium size pot and place over a high heat. Bring to the boil, then remove and cool. This syrup will last up to 3 months in the fridge.
2 Cut the pears into quarters and remove the core, then roughly chop into small pieces.
Tip: buy pears at least 3 or 4 days in advance to ripen out of the fridge. If the pears are very green they will be very dry.
3 Place the pears into a blender with the fresh ginger, honey, 500 millilitres of Verjuice, Verjuice syrup and blend until smooth.
4 Half fill 5 glasses with crushed ice, pour over the pear mixture.