Pear Spice Cocktail

TPhoto of a Pear Spice Cocktail taken from abovehis seasonal, Pear Spice Cocktail is reminiscent of crisp fall days. We plan to sip it in front of the fireplace with friends and family. And, the flavors are perfect for the holidays.

Bourbon pairs beautifully with both the fruity pear flavor as well as the warm baking spices. And, we bet you will find plenty more uses for the clover simple syrup in both your cocktails and cooking this season. The cinnamon sugar rim adds a nice aromatic perfume of cinnamon and a slightly bitter-sweet flavor. To keep the cocktail from getting too sweet, mix your cinnamon sugar 2/3 cinnamon and 1/3 sugar.

Pear Spice Cocktail Recipe
Adapted from Gastronom
Yields one cocktail

For the cocktail
2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce Clove Simple Syrup
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
3-4 drops bitters
1-1/2 ounces pear hard cider
Pear slices for garnish

For the Clove Simple Syrup
2 tablespoons whole cloves
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Make the Clove Simple Syrup
Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan and remove the pan from the heat. Add the cloves and allow them to steep until the syrup has cooled. Strain the cloves and store the simple syrup in a sealed jar for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Prep the glass
Coat the rim of a martini or rocks glass with cinnamon sugar. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and put the mixture on a plate or shallow bowl. Then dampen the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge. Turn the glass upside down and twist it in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.

Mix the drink
Combine the bourbon, Clove Simple Syrup, lemon juice, and bitters in a mixing glass and stir to combine. Pour the mixture over ice in the cinnamon sugar-rimmed glass and top with the pear hard cider. Garnish with pear slices.


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