Calientito (Warm Pear Toddy)

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Author Notes: Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Warming up is easy to do with this tasty pear toddy. You can serve it in your favorite mug or try these chic and eco-friendly mugs. These festive handcrafted mugs made from Asian pears are sure to awe your guests. - MuyBuenoMuyBueno

Food52 Review: Without a doubt this Hot Toddy should be put on your winter "must-make" list. Get the best pear nectar you can find and you will soon be transported to a heavenly place. The use of Asian spices give this toddy a subtle, haunting kick which make you want to keep on sippin'. This would be the perfect beverage to greet your guests with on a cold winter night or just after a vigorous day of your favorite winter sport. I am now a Hot Toddy convert! sticksnscones

Makes 4-6

  • 3 1/2 cups pear nectar
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 4 whole anise stars
  • 3/4 cup tequila gold
  • 4 Asian pears (optional)
  1. Combine pear nectar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and anise stars in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add tequila and stir to incorporate.
  3. Cut off the pear top and with a sharp knife carefully outline a rim on your pear cup.
  4. With a melon baller or a spoon, hollow out the pear making sure to leave about 1/4 inch at the bottom and around the edges, creating a cup.
  5. Pour warm nectar into pear cups and enjoy!

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over 4 years ago Sadassa_Ulna

I love the recipe and I love the mugs!


over 4 years ago lapadia the "cups"!


over 4 years ago MuyBueno



over 4 years ago Midge

Yum, love the flavors in this.


over 4 years ago MuyBueno

Thank you Midge!!!


over 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So pretty--and great flavors!


over 4 years ago dymnyno

Sounds delicious!! and I love your idea of using asian pears...unfortunately mine are all gone.


over 4 years ago MuyBueno

Thank you soooo much ;)


over 4 years ago MuyBueno

Thank you!!! I have made them with apples before, but when I first saw an Asian pear I just had to try it! AND they seem to be sturdier than apples ;)
I love your drink -- Looks very yummy!!!


over 4 years ago Sagegreen

Love your serving vessels! We did this with apples for mulled cider and it was so much fun!