As winter has settled in Northern California and the medicine aka liquor cabinet is overflowing, I decided to share my newest cocktail creation. Fall and winter bring out my love of pears. Poached pear desserts (which will be a later post), pear cocktails, pears in salads…you get where I’m going with this, I’m sure.
Inspired by my need to shuffle things around in my booze laden shelves I tripped upon magic, shook it up with ice and poured it lovingly into a martini glass. What a welcome greeting after a long work day for myself and my husband.
1 1/2 oz of Hanson Ginger Vodka
1 1/2 oz Napa Valley Distillery Pear Brandy
1/2 oz Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice
1/4 oz Agave Syrup
3 dashes (drops) Bitter Girl Bitters Pear Jordan
Bosc pear sliced thin – 1 slice per cocktail
Combine the ingredients in your favorite cocktail shaker with a few cubes of ice. Shake it up and strain into a martini glass containing a Bosc pear slice already resting for garnish. This can also be enjoyed over a nice large ice sphere in your favorite cocktail glass.
I was being realistic knowing that the martini glasses slanted edge was perfectly poised for my enjoyment. I discovered once, after a long work day that dripped into night, that walking into a home and hearing the sound of a shaker is a bit sexy to my ears! Creating this cocktail for the husband was a lot nicer that saying how’s your day. It was more like, here’s a cocktail and hello lover…oh & hello to you to my other half.
Cheers to the New Year and happy sipping!