Scotch Pear Cocktail Recipe

Scotch Pear Cocktail Recipe
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We are fast approaching the most wonderful time of the year and in celebration, I have created the Scotch Pear.  Mixology fanatics would agree that single malt scotch-based cocktails are very hot this season, and perfect fpr your holiday parties. My edition, full of fresh flavors, will not only warm you up but will fill you home with noses of rosemary, a perfect complement to your tree — or your menorah.  

Before attempting to conquer the ever long wish lists of your children or seek the perfect gift for that special someone, grab a bottle of Grenrothes Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, some fresh pear juice, a couple lemons, a few sprigs of rosemary and follow the recipe below.   

Ingredients

For the cocktail:

  • 2 ounces Glenrothes scotch
  • 2 ounces pear juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • Lemon peel, for garnish

For the rosemary simple syrup:

  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Directions

For the cocktail:

Fill a rocks glass with ice.

Build the drink by adding scotch, pear juice, rosemary simple syrup and lemon juice together, in that order. Stir.

Serve the cocktail with a peel of lemon, for garnish.

For the Rosemary Simple Syrup:

Mix together the sugar, water, and rosemary together in a saucepan. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.

Let cool overnight at room temperature. Strain off the rosemary

You can store simple syrup in a bottle refrigerated for up to four weeks.

Pear Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pear Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.