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Comice Pear Infused Gin and Lemon Thyme Tonic

Comice Pear Infused Gin and Lemon Thyme Tonic Beverages
  • COOK TIME: 2 hours
  • PREP TIME: 10 minutes
  • SERVES: 6


  • 300g of Comice pear, sliced, plus 1 for garnish
  • 300ml of gin
  • 600ml of tonic water
  • 6 sprigs of lemon thyme




Recipe courtesy of Paul Welburn from


  1. Preheat the water bath to a temperature of 47⁰C.
  2. Arrange the sliced Comice pear inside a vacuum bag, pour over the gin and vacuum the bag in a chamber sealer.
  3. Once sealed, place the bag in the water bath and leave to cook for 2 hours.
  4. Take the bag out of the water bath and set aside to cool completely.
  5. Strain the gin through a muslin cloth and throw away the cooked pear.
  6. To serve, place a generous helping of crushed ice in 6 glasses. Add 50ml of pear-infused gin to each glass, insert a sprig of lemon thyme and mix well, then fill up the glass with tonic water. Finish with a slice of raw pear and serve straight away.
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