Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Bubbly Bourbon Pear

I'm excited to link up with the ladies at The Sequin Notebook today for their monthly cocktail link up.  Whenever I think of fall drinks (or fall anything), I feel like the norm is to go from apple to pumpkin to cranberry this time of year.  To me, the one that's always left out is pear.  One of my favorite desserts this time of year is Mike's family's pear mousse.  You can find the recipe here, and it's so delicious!

I especially love Bartlett pears for this cocktail recipe; they're juicy without being too sweet, something I love for cocktails.  When you're looking for the right Bartlett pears, keep in mind that they are picked green and turn yellow as they ripen. I like to use a pretty ripe pear to make the muddling easy.  This recipe makes one low-ball cocktail.
Ingredients: pear, honey, bourbon, vodka, ice, and ginger beer
Peel and dice 1/3 of a pear and place in a cup with a small squeeze of honey and 1 ounce of bourbon.  Muddle together, then add in 1 ounce of vodka and a glass full of ice.  Shake well and pour into a low-ball glass.  Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a thin slice of pear.
Now, if you really want to go above and beyond, my favorite way to garnish this drink is also with a sprig of sugared rosemary.  It's pretty easy to make and serves a great dual purpose as a festive stirrer.

Ingredients: fresh sprigs of rosemary, superfine granulated sugar, water
Dip sprigs of rosemary in water, shake off the excess water, roll in sugar to coat, and place on a paper towel-lined plate for 24 hours to dry.

20 comments:

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

This looks so good! I love the added rosemary, sounds delicious!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

never would have thought vodka and bourbon but pear - yes! this looks so yummy!

xoxo cheshire kat

BLovedBoston said...

Sounds like something we might order at the Spectator :) delicious! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Pear is one of my favorite fruits and I agree it gets lost in the mix of other holiday fruits. This definitely sounds yummy!!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

That sounds really good and I'm not much of a "drinker"... Yummy pear!

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

YUM! These are some of my very favorite flavors, and it looks so festive with the rosemary! Thanks for linking up!

Carly Blogs Here said...

Pear anything is my favorite, so this sounds delicious! I think we have everything already- aside from the pears!

christina @ the new mrs said...

Yum! This sounds (and looks) so delicious!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

This looks heavenly, yum!

Julie said...

Sounds good, not a huge bourbon fan but maybe with everything mixed in, it would be good?

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

YUM! Love pear flavored drinks, and I love that you used real pears <3

Green Fashionista

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

This is such a pretty drink, haha! Love the sugared rosemary on the side...it looks perfect for winter!

Lauren Scorzafava said...

Yum! This sounds delicious!

xx
Lauren Elizabeth
Petite in Pearls

Jen said...

Oh my, this drink is right up my alley. It sounds amazing!

Macy V said...

You have inspired me to make a cocktail tonight! This sounds amazing

Emily said...

Looks really good. I never make anything with ginger beer but I love how it tastes.

YourFrecklesAreShowing said...

I love the idea of using Pear! I'll be making this tonight!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I am a big fan of pear. This sounds so good, love the sugared Rosemary for garnish.

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Mmmmmm! Sounds sweet and refreshing!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said...

Yum! This sounds delicious!

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