Friday, March 22, 2013

Minty Pear Mojito

Minty Pear Mojito

So, according to the calendar, it is now spring. Yay!  I love spring! OK, technically it's still snowing in New York but we're going to pretend. We're going to turn on the heat and sit under a bright lamp and pretend that mother nature is not currently being a heartless bitch. And we're going to drink a warm weather cocktail while we pretend. Actually, if we drink enough of them, we'll start to believe it.

Minty Pear Mojito
On Saturday evening, Brian and I were enjoying pre-dinner cocktails and I started thinking about mojitos. No, thinking about one alcoholic drink while sipping another is not a sign of alcoholism (at least, I hope not). It's just that the previous night we'd been out on the town with a few other couples and I had been drinking mojitos. No, the fact the I was drinking pear cosmos the night after I was drinking mojitos is also not a sign of alcoholism (I think). Anyway, I started thinking about pears and minty mojitos and wondering why we'd never combined the two. I asked Brian why we'd never tried that and he decided to remedy that situation immediately. No, the fact that we were mixing up a different cocktail while still sipping our original cocktail is also not a sign of alcoholism (oh, dear...).

So, as I was saying...um, what was I saying? Oh, yes...the minty pear mojitos turned out to be a very, very good idea. And now we have a fun new springtime drink...if the heartless bitch would ever turn spring on.  Cheers!

Per Serving:
2 oz. Rum
2 oz. Pear juice
1 oz. St. Germaine
2 Teaspoons lime juice
4 Sprigs mint
2 oz. Club soda (optional)

Minty Pear Mojito
Add the mint, rum, pear juice, St. Germaine and lime juice to a cocktail shaker.  Muddle the mint with a muddler or the back of wooden spoon.  Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.  Pour into a chilled cocktail glass, splash in the club soda, if desired, and garnish with an additional sprig of mint.

16 comments:

  1. Here's hoping you can get spring to show up Anita!

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  2. Anita, what a great Cocktail... I am so intrigued and can't wait to try this recipe!

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  3. Hi Anita. We sure do need some spring weather here too. Far too cold for my liking! This cocktail looks just perfect. I can't wait to enjoy it post-baby belly!

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  4. This looks great - pear and mint - I need to knock back around 4 of these right now.....also, not a sign a alcoholism, it IS a sign that I've had that kind of day! :)

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  5. So Fantastic I Pinned it!
    Sounds sooo refreshing. It's a must try!

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  6. Mojitos are the drinks I really get into. This sounds like a great way to spend a Friday night.

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  7. Enjoyed your commentary and the drink looks fab - but what is St.Germaine?

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    1. Thanks, Abby! St. Germaine is a sweet elderflower liqueur that is available in most liquor stores. It's a bit pricy but really enhances the flavors of a lot of drinks. We've used it in our Pear Cosmo and our Lychee Martini. You can find those recipes by using the search feature on the lower right side of the blog if you'd like to see them.

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  8. lmao Anita, I love this post! None of those things are signs of alcoholism (unfortunately, I'm a bit of a lush so maybe you shouldn't take my comment as validation ;) Mojitos are hands down my favourite thing to drink. I wish I had all the ingredients to make this right now!

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  9. Love, love, love the St. Germaine in this drink! I bet it's fantastic! I just wish it wasn't so expensive! :) It's definitely springtime in AZ so I'll be trying this one soon!

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  10. Thanks for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday. Yes, we have to keep 'thinking spring' since snow is predicted for tomorrow, again. I need this cocktail NOW!

    Looking forward to seeing you again soon on FFF,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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  11. Now pear is a mojito flavor I haven't tried yet! Looks fabulous!

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  12. I'm so on board with pretending. It seems it's the only way to get what I want--warmth! I'm going to need one of these delicious cocktails if I'm going to pretend :)

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  13. I love St. Germaine and just happen to have a bottle. Sounds like the perfect cocktail this week. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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  14. I'm slightly behind with commenting (this semester is kicking my butt), but I just wanted to stop by to say that this sounds AMAZING!

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