Calientito (Warm Pear Toddy)

December 17, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Makes 4-6
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. - MuyBueno —MuyBueno

Test Kitchen Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 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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10 Reviews

Sadassa_Ulna January 6, 2011
I love the recipe and I love the mugs!
lapadia December 22, 2010 the "cups"!
MuyBueno December 22, 2010
Midge December 19, 2010
Yum, love the flavors in this.
MuyBueno December 19, 2010
Thank you Midge!!!
drbabs December 18, 2010
So pretty--and great flavors!
dymnyno December 17, 2010
Sounds delicious!! and I love your idea of using asian pears...unfortunately mine are all gone.
MuyBueno December 17, 2010
Thank you soooo much ;)
MuyBueno December 17, 2010
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!!!
Sagegreen December 17, 2010
Love your serving vessels! We did this with apples for mulled cider and it was so much fun!