Pear and Pub Ale Party Punch


8 oz. Rye
6 oz. Dark rum
3 oz. Orange juice
2 oz. Lemon juice
8 oz. Cinnamon pear syrup*
2 12-oz. Cans of your favorite English Pale Ale

Combine all ingredients except the beer in a large punch bowl, and stir well. Top with beer, add several large ice cubes and garnish with orange and lemon wheels. 

Jonathan Webb, beverage director at Sophomore Spanish Club in Jackson, MS, created this recipe.

*For Cinnamon pear syrup:
1 cup Demerara sugar
1 ½ cups water
1 pear, thinly sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
Star anise

Combine water and sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer, add the pear slices and let simmer for 45 minutes. Remove from heat, add cinnamon sticks, some clove, and a couple pieces of star anise and allow to steep for an hour. Strain and allow to cool. 

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