perfect pear

January 21st, 2011

This little number is one of the cocktails I created for the Supper Club, which we had last weekend. This drink takes a bit of preparation (I promise it’s worth it) and works splendidly if you’re looking for a special drink for a dinner party. Roasted pear, ginger and rosemary spice and rye… you know it’s going to be a good one!

Cheers! To a lovely, snowy weekend!

perfect pear
makes 1 cocktail

1 oz roasted pear purée
1/2 oz rosemary and ginger syrup
1 1/2 rye, like Rittenhouse Rye
dash of bitters
rosemary sprig, for garnish

1
In cocktail shaker, combine 2 cubes of ice with the pear purée, syrup, rye and bitters.
2
Shake well for about 10 seconds.
3
Strain into a lowball glass and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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-prep-
roasted pear purée
5 pears, peeled and cut in half
water

1
Roast the pears, flat side down for about half an hour, or until they start to get juicy and soft.
2
Let cool, remove any remaining seeds and run through a food processor.
3
Add 1/4 cup and up to 1/2 cup water to purée until it’s thinned out enough that it pours well.

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ginger and rosemary syrup
makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 sprigs of rosemary

1
Stir water and sugar until disolved over medium heat.
2
Add ginger and rosemary and simmer for about 30 minutes.
3
Remove from heat, strain out the ginger and rosemary. Store in the refrigerator.

Comments: 14 Total

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  2. cindy

    January 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Looks and sounds delicious… I am going to try this out.

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  5. alexis

    February 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    This drink is perfection and needs to be made immediately. Considering that winter winds have me craving the warming aroma and flavor of ginger, I must add to this my sip list. Time to find my rosemary underneath the snow… p.s. I’m also now inspired to try to make a cocktail with my earl grey simple syrup. any thoughts on a fruit pairing?

  6. kelly

    February 1, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    alexis-
    i don’t often drink earl grey tea, so i’m not super familiar with it’s flavor profile. i did just look it up though and it seems like maybe orange or lemon would work well with it. you know how i love blood oranges… maybe it’s worth a little experimenting! yum!
    let me know how it goes!
    -k

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