Monday, December 19, 2016

smokey the pear

1 1/2 oz Bols Genever
3/4 oz Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
3/4 oz Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Honey-Ginger Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a dehydrated pear on a pick and a mist of more mezcal.
For Prohibition repeal night, I joined a Bols Genever-sponsored bar crawl through Boston that honored Jerry Thomas. The first stop was Mooo where bartender Greg Neises complemented the malty juniper liquor with smoke from mezcal and fruit from pear liqueur in his Smokey the Pear. In the glass, the drink shared smoke, malt, and pear notes that led into lemon, honey, and more malt on the sip. Next, the swallow gave forth agave, pear, smoke, and spice flavors to round out the drink. Indeed, the Genever worked rather well with the pear as it did with other fruit notes like rhubarb and peach in the Old New York Cocktail and the Under Lock & Key, respectively.

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