Pear Smash

Friday, December 2, 2011

Earlier this week, I came across some pears that reminded me of those ripe beauties that arrive at Christmastime in those Harry & David boxes, and I knew they'd be delicious in a cocktail. When I came across this ginger-infused libation on Cocktail Remedy, I knew my pears had found their boozy home!


Pear Smash

1/2 pear, wedged and cored
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 oz whiskey
1/2 oz ginger liqueur or syrup
ginger ale

Muddle pear and lime juice until pear is pulverized. Add whiskey and ginger liqueur, shake vigorously with ice for 5-10 seconds. Strain into a highball glass over ice, top with ginger ale.


Notes: Feel free to use whatever whiskey you have on hand for this cocktail, or even try a bit of bourbon. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur is perfectly suited to this drink, but you can also make a ginger syrup if you can't find a bottle at your nearby package store. Cheers!

33 comments:

  1. I love pears and I love how pretty they are in that packaging. Such a great holiday treat. I wonder if I can make this without alcohol...

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  2. anything pear is a yes for me. especially during christmas time :)

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  3. ow it seems to be very tasty ....I'll try it sure!!!

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  4. You bring out the cocktail adventuress in me, I will give this one a go on the weekend!
    Sounds too good to keep to myself though so I hope you don't mind that I added the post to The Charmed Life Daily!
    xo

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  5. mm i LOVE fresh juicy pears! this cocktail sounds so tasty. have a wonderful weekend chickadee! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  6. YUM. I'm with Jillian...fresh and nice and juicy. Pears are so yummy in cocktails, I'll have to give this a try! :)

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  7. I'm so glad you liked it! I love hearing about people trying my drinks. And thanks for posting about it. :)

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  8. Tomorrow night is date night/Christmas shopping and there definitely needs to be some cocktails mixed in with that :)

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  9. I'm very particular about pears. I love the flavour, but I can't eat them endlessly like clementines or macintosh apples. This drink looks amazing though! I love that you always post them right in time for the weekend. ;)

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  10. pears arent my favorite so this may not be for me but getting smashed sounds like a great way to spend my Friday night :) (by smashed I mean drinking two glasses of wine in front of the television watching Kitchen Nightmares and passing out by 10pm)

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  11. Yum - this sounds perfect! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Well... I am a pretty big fan of pear martinis so this I would be very willing to try!

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  13. Oooh I love pears, and this cocktail sounds delish! xo style, she wrote

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  14. Mmmm love this one. Pear, lime, ginger and whiskey is such a refreshing combination! Don't tell anyone, but my christmas present to my fiance is a mid-century martini set. It looks like it's right out of Mad Men. I'm going to try out this recipe for its inaugural cocktail!

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  15. what a delightful-looking drink. have the best weekend and stop by sometime. i don't believe you've met my blog.

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  16. Yum!! the bar/resturant I work at just made a pear/cider drink that is sooo yummie!!!!

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  17. This sounds delicious but the cheery red and white striped napkin it's resting on is making me think of peppermint, so now I'm off to go find that!

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  18. Oh boy, this sounds like a cocktail even for me ;)

    Hugs and a happy Sunday to you!
    Signe

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  19. Wow I wanna make it right nw!!Usually, I'll put some honey into it!!

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  20. And it's good for you too right? Fiber?

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  21. I love pears! Prefer them over apples any day!

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  22. Oh yummy! I love the subtle taste of pear. It's s tasty and under-used :)

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  23. How did I miss cocktail Friday?! These sound delicious and perfect for a Tuesday.

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  24. I wish I could find my boozy home

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  25. you always have the best cocktails dear! love how festive this sounds, may even add a hint of cinnamon.

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