Spiced Pear Syrup

  • Serves

    makes about 1 cup

  • Cook

    30 minutes


An essential ingredient in Zachary Stevens' Eros Elixir, use this spicy fruit syrup to flavor cocktails, enhance whipped cream, or drizzle over ice cream.


  • 1 cup pear purée
  • 14 cup Demerara sugar
  • 12 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg


Step 1

Combine ingredients in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat until sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10–15 minutes, until the syrup has thickened. Strain, discarding ginger and cinnamon, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Makes about ½ cup; leftover syrup will keep, refrigerated, for about 2 weeks.

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