Frugal Foodie Mama: Spiced Pear Planter's Punch

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Spiced Pear Planter's Punch

Sweet fresh pears and spiced rum come together in this perfect for fall Spiced Pear Planter's Punch...
Sweet fresh pears and spiced rum come together in this perfect for fall Spiced Pear Planter's Punch.

I know that pumpkin and apples tend to reign supreme when fall rolls around, but I really think that pears should get a little more of the autumn spotlight. They become plentiful this time of the year and are begging to be made into delicious, fall inspired recipes. While doing a little cocktail research online, I came across a recipe for planter's punch and was instantly intrigued. A traditional planter's punch usually is a mix of dark rum and fruit juices making it the perfect libation for summer. But I thought why not give this rum cocktail a spicy fall makeover? I infused a homemade simple syrup with fresh pear and shook that together with spiced rum and sparkling apple juice. The result? A perfect for fall cocktail that you will want to serve around a fire pit on a cool autumn night or as an adult treat with dessert after Thanksgiving dinner.

I do encourage you all to save the slices of pear that you use to infuse the simple syrup with to toss into your cocktail or to simply snack on and enjoy later (or right then ;) ). Something unexpected happened when I tried one of this syrup soaked pieces of pear- I was instantly transported back to my childhood when my grandmother used to can pears from the tree in her backyard. She always jarred them in a simple syrup, and I remember them being such a special sweet treat for us kids. This Spiced Pear Planter's Punch is an adult version of that childhood fall treat...

Sweet fresh pears and spiced rum come together in this perfect for fall Spiced Pear Planter's Punch.

I am sharing the recipe for this Spiced Pear Planter's Punch over at Real Housemoms as my monthly recipe contributor post! Pop on over to say hi and snag this recipe! :)

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