Calientito (Warm Pear Cider)

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Warming up is easy to do with this tasty pear calientito. 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.

Calientito (Warm Pear Cider)

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  • 3 ½ cups pear nectar
  • 1-2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 4 whole anise stars
  • ¾ cup tequila gold
  • 4 Asian pears, optional


  • 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.
  • Add tequila and stir to incorporate.
  • Cut off the pear top and with a sharp knife carefully outline a rim on your pear cup.
  • 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.
  • Pour warm nectar into pear cups and enjoy!


Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 10mg, Potassium: 43mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg

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