Place rum, pears and dried fruit in a large, jar with a wide opening. Let fruit infuse in the rum for 2-3 days at room temperature. Strain out solids and discard. You should keep this fruit infused rum in your refrigerator now.
Pour the honey, lemon juice and rum into a glass measuring cup. Stir to blend. Add crushed ice to the top of two glasses. Divide honey rum mixture between glasses. Top off with sparkling water. Squeeze in lemon slices. Give them a quick stir and you are ready to enjoy!
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