I recently attended the L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade event, and had a pear cocktail that I loved so much, I had to try and recreate it at home. It used Pear Brandy and thyme, which seemed like the perfect way to bring in fall. We’re finally getting cooler weather here, and tonight we have plans to hang out with friends and watch the kids trick-or-treat. You know what goes great with this cocktail? Candy. Happy Halloween!
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Pear Cocktail with Thyme
1 oz Pear Brandy (like St. George)
1 oz Gin
1/2 simple syrup infused with thyme
1/2 oz lemon juice
Pear Juice *optional
Combine first four ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake. Pour in a cockail glass and top with pear juice. Garnish with sprig of thyme and a thin slice of pear.
To Make Simple Syrup: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add thyme and steep for 5 minutes. Discard thyme. Let syrup cool.
Alternative Easy Pear Cocktail
Add 1 tsp Pear Brandy (like St. George) to a glass and top with champagne.