Flair with the pear doesn’t have to stop at your plate — it’s every bit applicable at the bar. Whether you mix, muddle, purée or blend ‘em, pears + cocktails = liquid pearfection.
“I like cocktails that have the right balance of sweet, tart, alcohol and heat. Fresh pears are easy to incorporate into drinks as they are naturally so sweet.”
~ Chef Kara Newman
“The Lucky Pear is a sophisticated drink without being fussy. The pear flavor is perfectly balanced with a hint of citrus.” ~ Steve Dorsey
“I enjoy pairing pears with floral liqueurs. The elderflower brings out the pears’ floral essences.” ~ Kelley Swenson
This recipe came from Daniel Braun at Oliver’s Twist in Seattle. Our panel of judges were duly impressed with his Pear-Cardamom Flip, which features pears in three forms: muddled, in a syrup, and as a garnish. Enjoy!
This drink pays homage to the home of the pear with fine Northwest ingredients. Pair it with Northwest cheeses and berries for a regional celebration. ~ by Kelley Swenson
A sophisticated drink fit for a cocktail party, but so simple we could make it with our eyes closed! This one will be a hit with both partygoers and the busy bartender alike. ~ by ABSOLUT® VODKA
The “Sizzle” says it all. Serve it at your next sunny outdoor event as a refresher to your fun in the sun. As the temps go up, the cool pears go down! ~by ABSOLUT® VODKA
For more cocktail recipes, visit www.usapears.org/cocktails.