One of my very favorite cocktails, The Classic Daiquiri, given a seasonal twist and (gasp!) thrown over copious amounts of crushed ice. Super easy to make, even easier to drink.
How To Make Quince Syrup
THIS is a quince! An amazingly aromatic fruit that sort of looks like an apple who has been through some ish… don’t be put off by its odd lumps and bumps.. this fruit will elevate your cocktail to the next level.
Take two medium sized quince (I get mine from the PSU Farmers Market but Whole Foods also carries them in October and November), chop them up into small cubes, and toss into a pot with 2 cups of sugar and two cups of water. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally - watch as the yellow syrup turns pink (a totally awesome chemical reaction of tannins and heat). I pulse the quince with an immersion blender once the fruit is soft and strain through a fine mesh strainer.
Pro tip: I often add an ounce of vodka to my syrups to preserve them even longer, especially with fresh fruits!