Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross
10 servings

This is a timely concoction for a party: Simply prepare the gingered sugar syrup (step 1), and refrigerate it until you're ready to shake and serve the cocktails.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1/4 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add ginger. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Strain sugar mixture through a fine sieve. Discard solids. Chill sugar mixture 30 minutes or until ready to use.

Step 2

Fill a large martini shaker half full with ice. Add sugar mixture, juice, and cognac; shake until chilled. Strain 1/2 cup mixture into each of 10 martini glasses. Garnish each serving with 1 lemon twist.

Ratings & Reviews

AimeeK23's Review

December 27, 2012
Very enjoyable drink. The ginger syrup is a must and together with the brandy, it gives a cinnamon-like spice to pear juice. Wonder if this drink can be served warm instead if chilled?

wye3mastiffs's Review

December 13, 2012
First made this at a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner for my niece several years ago. This has been to our Christmas party menu also. Everyone has loved this drink, definitely a winner!