100 Best Health Foods #7: Pears!


 
Well its not really the season for pears until about May (through October) 
but who cares...
Pears:
are safe for people with food allergies
are a good source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium
contain hydroxycinnamic acids--antioxidants/cancer and bacteria fightingRecipe: Pear and Rosemary Cocktails from Martha Stewart
  • 6 to 10 Seckel pears
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) vodka
  • 1 cup sugar–I would use a sweetener such as agave nectar
  • 12 sprigs fresh rosemary plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) pear nectar
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) sparkling water

Directions

  1. Put enough pears into a 48-ounce glass jar to fill. Add vodka. Seal jar, and let stand at room temperature 2 weeks (up to 2 months).
  2. Heat sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add rosemary; remove from heat. Let stand 30 minutes. Discard rosemary. Let cool completely. Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month.
  3. Fill 12-ounce glasses halfway with ice. Add 4 tablespoons vodka, 2 tablespoons syrup, and 3 tablespoons pear nectar to each. Top with 1/2 cup sparkling water. Serve garnished with rosemary sprigs
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