In this season of gift-giving, I like to think of a nice, high quality cocktail as a small gift that I can give myself. Now I’m not talking about cheap booze mixed with high fructose corn syrup, I’m talking about a quality spirit, fresh sqeezed or muddled fruit, and an unexpected touch, such as fresh herbs or a hint of spice. A work of art that’s meant to be sipped and savored.
We have several excellent cocktail recipes that call for fresh pears, which were developed by mixologists across the country.
We’ll even show you how to make super cool pear garnishes and give you ideas for food pairings. In addition to this superb collection, we also like to keep an eye out for new cocktails. Enter the latest Imbibe edition, which has a recipe on page 53: the “Pear-agon.” Developed by David Wolowidnyk of West(a popular restaurant and bar in Vancouver, B.C.), this cocktail calls for a ripe pear and pear liqueur…we can’t wait to try it!