Infuse your favorite vodka with rokz Ginger Cardamom Infusion kit (ideal infusing time – 4 days). Pour ginger gin and pear liqueur into glass. Add three ice cubes and stir gently. Add tonic water and give it one swirl with a spoon. Top with St. Germaine and garnish with a small slice of pear.
Through taste testing we found gently stirring allows the flavors to compliment each other in each sip.
Make your own pear liqueur or pick some up at the store; Merlet Creme de Poire William is a good option.
Sterilize a half gallon canning jar. Use about 4-6 medium sized pears, wash well and chop into 1 inch chunks -seeds, core, and all. Add these to the jar and top with 1 cup sugar. Fill jar with vodka to about 1 inch above the fruit. Shake well. Store in cool dark place for at least one month, shaking it occasionally. Strain through a double layer of cheese cloth and put resulting liqueur in a sterilized bottle.
~recipe and photos by Heidi Hughes, rokz alchemist