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Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

January 7, 2020
Juices - Mocktails (Non-Alcoholic)

Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

This Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink is the perfect balance between tart and sweet. Made with mulled pear, ginger beer, along with fresh lemon juice, comes naturally sweetened, hints of warm spices and garnished pear slices, lemon wedges, and thyme sprigs. This homemade drink will leave you feeling refreshed on any given day. 

Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

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Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

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Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

IMPROVES COGNITIVE FUNCTION:

Yes, I know. I wasn’t aware of this either, however, lemon and ginger combined does wonders to our brains. Overall, they are great at soothing specific nerves and improving our mood. As a result, it allows us to think more clearly, and the antioxidant properties eliminates oxidative stress and helps to lower our chances of Alzheimers and dementia.

IMPROVES SKIN CARE:

When it comes to antioxidants and certain vitamins, we know that this obviously helps with skincare. However, when it comes to lemon and ginger combined, specifically, you are able to drink them together to improve your skin health or apply them topically to your irritated skin for healing. Also, because of their antibacterial and antiviral properties, you can use both ingredients to prevent any infection of the skin.

HELPS WITH THE HEALTH OF YOUR HAIR:

While each ingredient has been used individually to help your overall hair health, combining them actually boosts your vitamin A and C, which helps to promote hair growth. They both also help to reduce dry skin and dandruff naturally, so this is a great alternative to using specific products that may be overall harmful and not entirely natural.

HELPS TO RELIEVE PAIN:

When it comes to ginger specifically, which has it’s anti-inflammatory properties, it can also act as an pain reliever and helps your body recover from body pain, menstrual cramps, surgeries, and other illnesses. So the next time you find yourself contemplating on whether to take another pain killer, try using ginger (tea specifically) as a natural home remedy.

CONTROLS DIABETES:

Ginger specifically, have been linked to keeping your blood sugar levels at bay, which is good for anyone who suffers from Diabetes. However, research shows that lemon also plays a great role in helping to control Diabetes as well. The soluble fiber and Vitamin C in lemon helps to reduce your blood sugar levels, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

To begin, In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add the thyme leaves, ginger, and chopped pears and boil for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and gently stir in the maple syrup and spices, cover the mixture, and steeping for about 25-30 minutes to ensure that flavors are fully infused and potent.

Once fully steeped, remove pears, ginger roots, and thyme leaves and pour mixture into a medium pitcher and set aside. **NOTE: Strain mixture if needed.**

To Make Drinks: Fill ¾ of the glass with the Pear, Ginger-Thyme Syrup, then add 2 Tbsps of lemon juice, and add sliced pears and thyme leaves inside the glasses as garnish. Repeat for every serving.

Sip and Enjoy!

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Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink 

5 from 6 votes
This Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink is the perfect balance between tart and sweet. Made with mulled pear, ginger beer, along with fresh lemon juice, comes naturally sweetened, hints of warm spices and garnished pear slices, lemon wedges, and thyme sprigs. This homemade drink will leave you feeling refreshed on any given day. 
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves: 2 servings

Ingredients

MOCKTAILS:

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 Bartlett pears, peeled + chopped
  • ½ cup Agave syrup (See Notes!)
  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground allspice
  • organic ginger beer, for topping (See Notes!)

TOPPINGS:

  • Lemond slices
  • Bartlett pears, halved
  • Thyme sprigs

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add together the lemon juice and chopped pears, mulling them until pears are broken down. Add water, Agave, and spices, mixing everything together until combined.
  • Make the mocktails: For each drink, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with crushed ice. Add ½ cup of the mulled pears at the bottom along with the mixture. Top with ginger beer until the glass is ¾ of the way filled. Garnish with halved pears, lemon slices/wedges, and a thyme sprig.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • NO FIZZ: If you'd prefer not having a fizz for your mocktail, you can easily make a simple syrup with ginger roots. Add a 2-3 medium ginger roots (peeled + chopped) to boiling water (about 4 cups) along with the pears and 2-3 thyme sprigs. Reduce the heat to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and cover with a lid so that everything infuses. Add in 1 cup of organic cane sugar, whisking until dissolved. Remove ginger, pear, and thyme----continue with recipe.
  • SWEETENER: You can always use 1 cup of ‘honey’ or pure maple syrup instead of using Agave. This makes for a more subtle sweet taste. For Vegan honey option---Bee Free Honee, click link.

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. The flavors in this are out of this world! Made this for a friends dinner night and everyone loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. What a great combination of ingredients in this refreshing and healthy drink! Love the recipe! Cannot wait to give it a try...

  3. This is so good. I usually just make lemon and ginger, but adding pear and thyme makes for an even more delicious drink.

  4. This combination is amazing. Pear, ginger, lemon and Thyme wow, great idea. Always looking for great lemon water recipes so I can use the lemons on my tree.

  5. I absolutely love these flavors together! This is a cocktail that I will be making over and over again!