1 oz Pear Liqueur (Rothman & Winter Orchard Pear)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
On Sunday, we were in Jamaica Plain so we stopped into Blanchards and spotted the Rothman and Winter Orchard Pear liqueur. Andrea had been wanting a pear brandy or liqueur for a while so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Once we got home, I had to figure out what to do with it. Having no good starting point, I went to the recipe page on the Haus Alpenz (the distributer) site and chose the Prickly Pear as a good deck drink given the unseasonably warm weather that day.
One drink I found on the web intrigues me. It's the Statesman created at Bourbon and Branch. While they do not list the proportions, the ingredients are gin, R&W Orchard Pear, Green Chartreuse, and orange bitters. My go to starting ratio might be 4:1:1:1 dash, although the Eastern Standard standard of 2:1:1, or a more gentle 4:2:1 might work rather well too.
Postnote 11/9/11: The Statesman recipe can be found here.