Rummy Pear “Cider”


Germans love funky juices. In the States, finding something like Lychee juice or Passionfruit juice is a quest to a specialty shop. But in Deutschland, this stuff is all over the place. Here is a recipe for a warm, spiced, rummy pear drink. It’s not really a cider since there is no apple, but I’m using a lot of the cider spices.

Yield: 4 servings


  • 6 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 a stick of cinnamon
  • 500 ml of pear juice
  • 200 ml of rum


  1. Combine all ingredients except the rum in a pot and cook on low for 30-60 minutes.
  2. When you’re ready to serve, stir in the rum.