A Winter Pear
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About this Cocktail

Original cocktail from stirandstrain.com check out the site for more recipes!

  • 1/4 asian pear, cubed
  • 3 whole green cardamom pods, pods discarded and seeds lightly crushed
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 oz Chopin Rye Vodka
  • 3/4 oz J Vineyards Pear Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz Clear Creek Distillery Douglas Fir Eau de Vie
  • Pear wheel
  • Rosemary sprig

Combine pear cubes and cardamom seeds in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add lemon juice and muddle well to full combine and break down the pear. Next add in ice about 2/3 up the way of the mixing glass. Pour in vodka, pear and fir eau de vie. Shake to fully combine about 20 seconds. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a pear wheel skewered with the rosemary sprig.

Strong rosemary and cardamom nose with sweet, lemony notes. Flavor is juicy pear with a nice balance of tartness from the lemon. The presence of the fir is not subtle, as it stands out next to the pear, but it also compliments the sweetness by offering an unexpected earthiness and woodsy layer to the drink.

  • Jack Byrne
    How much flavour do you extract from the muddled pear? I live in Hong Kong (and have done for some time) I haven't met anybody, nor have I been able to obtain true flavour from 'Asian' pears, flavour is always too light.

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