Posted by TraderTiki on October 11th, 2007 — Posted in Concoctioneering, Events, Rum

USAPears is holding a cocktail competition, well, was holding a cocktail competition. Last day for entry was yesterday.

I spent a good amount of time contemplating this one. I wanted to stick to roots (rum!) but really complement and enhance the characteristics of a really good pear. I am a huge pear fan, but I’ve rarely seen it used in cocktails. Moreso I’ve been exposed to pear brandy and pear eau de vie, which are fantastic just for sipping and staring at the pear in the bottle. More recently, I’ve seen Pear and Gorgonzola pizza and used caramelized Pear and Blue Cheese in a salad. The sweet and spice flavors of the pear complemented by the sharpness of the cheese, so good. For this cocktail though, I wanted it to be focused on the pear. There are a lot of ingredients here, each hitting individual aspects of the pear to enhance and extend the flavor.

My entry, the Belovéd.

  • 1.5 oz Pear Puree (Bartlett)
  • Dash Pernod
  • Dash Vanilla Syrup
  • Dash Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1.5 oz Pyrat XO Rum
  • .25 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Fees Lemon Bitters
  • Cinnamon/Sugar (for rim)

Chill a cocktail glass with Ice and Water. Place all ingredients except Lemon Bitters into shaker and shake with crushed ice until chilled. Remove ice and water from glass, squeeze a bit of pear around the edge of the glass, and rim glass with Cinnamon/Sugar mixture. Strain cocktail into glass, and dash the Lemon Bitters on top. Garnish with a think slice of pear, Red Bartlett if available.

Vanilla Syrup:
This is simple syrup mixed with Bourbon-based Vanilla Extract. I use 1 tsp of Vanilla extract to 1 cup of Simple Syrup.

Cinnamon Syrup:
This is simple syrup mixed with ground cinnamon sticks. I use 2 ground sticks to 1 cup of Simple Syrup. Heat the mixture, then strain to remove chunks and larger bits of cinnamon dust.

Pear Puree:
Looza Pear Nectar can be used in place of fresh Pear Puree.

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[...] to the winners, of which my Belovéd was not one.  I did, however, receive a note that it did place within the top [...]

Posted on November 19, 2007 at 6:24 am

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