A variation on the classic Rusty Nail, the silky smooth pear purée makes this cocktail a joy to drink either up or on the rocks. Leave the skin on the pear for a beautifully colored pear purée. Created by Paul Zablocki of Brooklyn, NY (www.cocktailbuzz.com).
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 1 ounce purée of USA Red Bartlett pear
- ½ ounce pear liqueur, such as Belle de Brillet or Aqua Perfecta Pear Eau de Vie
- ½ ounce Drambuie
Pour ingredients into shaker and fill with ice. Shake well for 30 seconds and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a USA Red Bartlett pear wedge.