Pears are often thought of as a fall fruit, but why confine them to one time of year when thousands of varieties are grown internationally? This makes this delightfully sweet fruit available year-round and one of our go-to cocktail ingredients. Take this refreshing cocktail for example: Combine Jōcassee Gin with ripe pears and elderflower liqueur to create a rich and flavorful beverage that doesn’t overpower your senses.
Pear and Gin Cocktail with Rosemary
- 2 oz Jōcassee Gin
- 1.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
- Ripe Pear
- Fresh Rosemary or Thyme
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1/2 pear (cut into chunks), liqueur, and gin. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass over ice sphere. Top with tonic and garnish with pear slice and sprig of rosemary or thyme.
If you’ve got a green thumb, fresh thyme or rosemary from your garden make a delicious complement to the natural warmth of the pear. And that pop of beautiful green is sure to impress your guests. Perfect for early Spring’s warm afternoons and cool evenings, this crisp and bubbly cocktail strikes the perfect balance between sweet and herbal.