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Lemon-Pear Toddy

Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling

Active time 6 mins
Total time 8 mins
Yield

Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

This hot toddy comes together in a flash thanks to the microwave. A little fresh lemon juice adds a bright top note and balances the sweet pear flavor with light tang.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup pear vodka
  • 1/4 cup brandy or cognac
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Thinly sliced pear (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 124
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 40 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg
  • sugars 8 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 7 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH for 2 minutes or until boiling. Stir to dissolve sugar and salt completely.

  2. Stir in vodka, brandy, juice, and vanilla. Garnish glasses with pear slices, if desired. Serve warm.