Step 1Muddle the cinnamon sticks until broken. In a saucepan, combine the cinnamon, water and sugar, and bring just to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes, remove from heat and cover. Set aside for at least 3 hours to cool and allow the flavor to develop. Strain. This makes about 1 cup syrup; it will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.
Step 1Into a cocktail shaker with ice, pour the tequila, lime juice, cinnamon syrup and pear eau de vie. Shake, then strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, and top with a splash of soda. Garnish with three slices of pear on a pick.