Cheers to Pear Blossom Agave

By: Mandy Kellogg RyeWaiting on Martha

With over 3,000 known varieties grown around the world, pear’s velvety texture and distinct flavors are just begging to be transformed into your next cocktail of choice. Inspired by the sunny, succulent blends found in No. 23 Pear Blossom Agave, these cocktail recipes are mixed fresh from the Caldrea Gardens for you to enjoy. Cheers!

 Spiced Pear Margarita

The heat of jalapeño and the tartness of lime perfectly balances the smooth, rich texture of pear juice and the natural sweetness of agave, creating a refreshing margarita that will quickly become a house favorite. Dress it up by serving as a pre-dinner party libation or keep it casual and whip up a batch when barbecuing on warm spring nights.

1 oz. silver tequila
1 oz. fresh pear juice
1/2 oz. agave nectar
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1-2 slices of fresh jalapeño
Ice

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1-2 slices of jalapeño down to a fine, fine pulp/juice.
  2. Add tequila, fresh pear juice, fresh lime juice, and ice.  Shake, shake, shake. 
  3. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with agave nectar to taste.

    *Optional* Salt the rim of the glass by dipping it in agave nectar and then kosher salt.

Pear Blossom Fizz

Next time brunch is on the agenda, forget the same old mimosa and instead try a mouthwatering Pear Blossom Fizz. Rich pear, elderflower blossom liqueur, and bubbles are topped with an unexpected dash of spice to highlight the natural warmth and smoothness of the pear. And remember, bubbles make everything better!

1 oz. fresh pear juice, chilled
1/2 oz. elderflower liqueur
2 oz. Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
Dash of nutmeg or cinnamon
Pear slices for garnish

  1. Add fresh pair juice and elderflower liqueur to a champagne flute or glass.  
  2. Top with champagne and garnish with a slice of pear.

    *Optional* Sprinkle with a small dash of cinnamon or nutmeg