Did you know that even though you can easily imagine the pear flavor, there are over 3,000 pear varieties throughout the world? While the pear is certainly one of the most popular fruits in America, in other regions of the world, it’s much more revered. In China, for instance, the pear is seen as an image of immortality.
In fact, in ancient stories such as the Odyssey, the pear was referred to as “a gift from the Gods.” So if you want to include this buttery fruit in a cocktail recipe, we can’t blame you. If you’re out of ideas or aren’t sure how to use fruit syrups, we have a pair of pear cocktails for you.
Peachy Pear Cocktail Recipe
This cocktail recipe is popular because it combines the flavors of two rather “soft” fruits and is an excellent combination of flavors for those unsure of how to use fruit syrups. Ingredients for the Peachy Pear Cocktail include:
- 1.5 oz. vodka
- 1.5 oz. peach schnapps
- 1 pump Amoretti Premium Pear Syrup
- 2 maraschino cherries
For this cocktail recipe, you’ll want to put ice in your shaker before adding all the ingredients. After shaking everything vigorously, strain into a chilled cocktail glass for serving. Feel free to rim the edges with cherry juice and add the two maraschino cherries as the garnish. If you’ve ever wondered how to use fruit syrups, the Peachy Pear is an extremely easy cocktail recipe that allows the pear syrup to shine, while balancing other flavors.
Hickory Pear Cocktail Recipe
Who would have ever thought that the pear flavor would pair so well with hickory-smoked bacon for a cocktail recipe? Yet it does – almost perfectly. The following recipe explains how to use fruit syrups for the perfect taste. Ingredients include:
- 6 slices of hickory-smoked bacon
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1.5 oz. aged run
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2-3 drops of old-fashioned bitters
- Club soda
- 2 pumps Amoretti Premium Pear Syrup
First, you’ll want to create the candied bacon for this recipe by preheating the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the bacon with the brown sugar and bake until it’s as crispy as you would like.
To make the cocktail, combine the rum, lemon juice, bitters, and Amoretti Premium Pear Syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake well, pouring into a lowball glass and topping up with club soda. Garnish with a slice of hickory-smoked bacon. Enjoy!