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How to: Drunken pear lasse with Musgrave Gin

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Forget the usual bar at your reception and give your guests a drink they won’t easily forget with this exotic gin cocktail made by Sip Executive Mixologist Owen O’Reilly. Plus, if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect appetisers to pair with your welcome drinks, East Afternoon Food Stylist Georgia East has some great ideas too.

Watch as Owen creates the creamy drink then scroll down for the full recipe.



For the spicy pear syrup
• 1 cup pears, chopped
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup water
• 2 star anise
• 2 cinnamon quills
For the pear puree
• Leftover spices from pear syrup
• Handful of mixed nuts
For the drink
• 50 ml Musgrave 11 Original gin
• 20 ml spicy pear syrup
• 1 bar spoon pear puree
• 15 ml lemon juice
• 25 ml fresh cream
• Chilled tonic, to top up
• Pear slice, to garnish
• Star anise, to garnish


For the spicy pear syrup
1 Add the pears, sugar, water, star anise and cinnamon quills to a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes.
2 Strain and let cool.
For the pear puree
1 Combine the spices and mixed nuts in a blender until smooth.
For the drink
1 Add the Musgrave gin, spicy pear syrup, pear puree, lemon juice and fresh cream to a shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
2 Double strain the drink into a chilled glass.
3 Top with tonic and add a pear slice and star anise to garnish before serving.

Photography & videography Monwabisi Chulu Ratsibe/