Friday, September 21, 2012
These days we're kind of in that middle place between mourning the passing of summer and our great vacation and the anticipation of autumn and pumpkins and a slight nip in the air. So what kind of cocktail goes with that? We've pretty much put away the blender and our beloved frozen cocktails until next year. But it's still a bit warm for some of our great winter drinks. We need something in between.
One Dock and all their delicious food and drinks. There was no question we'd be back and it was delightful to return, after two years, relax on their patio, be treated like old friends and browse the updated drink options. We both saw it instantly ... a pear cosmo! It sounded so good...and it was! We got the recipe!
lychee martinis last year but haven't had it around since. But if you're wondering if you really need to go out and buy a bottle of expensive St. Germain just for the small amount that's used in this drink then the answer is yes, yes you do...and right away. Hurry, before they sell out! It is the most exquisite flavor that brings out all other flavors. It makes lychees taste more lychee-like, it makes pears taste more like pears and the snozzberries taste like snozzberries.
Supposedly you can make your own liqueur with elderflower berries. But, honestly, I wouldn't know an elderflower bush if it started growing in my living room. So for now we're just going to hand over our money to the nice liquor store man in exchange for our precious bottle of St. Germain and this amazing drink. Cheers!
2 oz. Pear vodka
3/4 oz. St. Germain
1/2 oz. Pear juice
1/2 oz. Cranberry juice
1 Teaspoon lime juice
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake well and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.