I don’t drink anything with pear any other time of the year except for fall. Don’t be fooled by my flip flops. We don’t really get fall weather. Well, we do but it comes and goes. One day it will be 70 (fall) and the next it will go up to 85. So we kind of just decide when to start enjoying fall-like things. Like the day when I cranked the air conditioner so eating an apple crisp didn’t feel wrong. Then the weather just skips to winter after the new year. So pear cocktails it is. And I totally wanted to call this one Gin(ger) and Juice.
I’m totally in to fresh nutmeg this year. I can’t tell if the bottle of ground nutmeg I have is bad but it seems funky to me. The smell is slightly off. It should probably be thrown away (she says as she lazily looks up at the spice cupboard and continues typing…) but fresh nutmeg. That’s where it’s at. I’m going to start grating it on everything. And go research right now where you can find edible flowers near your home. You need them.
It is a super simple cocktail with just a few good ingredients. Including spiced rum. Remember this cocktail from the summer. It made me realize just how much I enjoy spiced rum. And spiced rum is perfect for holiday cocktailing. You know, on account of the spices…And if you haven’t tried this holiday pear cocktail, you NEED to. It’s my fave.
I love a good muddle, don’t you? This one calls for muddled ginger. Be sure to really smack the shit out of it. I didn’t get as much ginger flavor in my cocktail as I had been hoping. Which is crazy town since it’s raw ginger. I’m guessing I didn’t manhandle it enough.
Strain the drink over a glass of ice. Can I gross you out for a minute? Take a look at that gnarly hot glue burn on my middle finger! Yuck, right? It was so bad. I did it on this craft. My hot glue gun and I broke up for a minute but we got back together. I can’t stay mad.
Then enjoy your beverage. This cocktail would be a great one for Thanksgiving. There aren’t a lot of ingredients and it doesn’t take too much time so you won’t be on cocktail duty all night. The only problem is I have to fight my youngest son for the pear juice. He loves the stuff.
- 2 oz. Spiced Rum
- 6 oz. Pear Juice
- 4 slices of fresh ginger
- Fresh nutmeg for grating
- Muddle the ginger and pear juice in a cocktail shaker.
- Add spiced rum, a few grates of fresh grated nutmeg and ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain in to a cocktail glass filled with ice.
- Top with fresh grated nutmeg.
- Edible flowers are optional.