If you’ve tried our Pear Brandy you’ve likely noticed how aromatic and fresh tasting it is. Maybe you’re wondering what kind of cocktails you could make? For these warmer fall days we’d definitely recommend our Fall Collins. It brings all the fall flavors while still being bubbly and refreshing. It’s an excellent choice for a warm fall afternoon. You also might want to try Baby’s First Brandy. The combination of pear, cinnamon, and citrus is quite lovely.
And what could beat a Pear Moscato Spritz? Pick up a bottle of Moscato d’Asti and mix with lemon, pear brandy, and soda water and you’ll be in business. Love a Mule? Then you should try A Better Buck. This gingery drink is fizzy and full of fall flavor. And if you were thinking of experimenting with Sherry cocktails this season, even better. Amontillado definitely adds rich, nutty notes that complement the ginger and pear perfectly.
If you’re a fan of the Tom Collins, you’ll love the Bill Collins. We swap out gin for pear brandy and it’s truly like drinking sunshine in a glass. In fact, we’d encourage you to experiment with substituting Pear Brandy in any of your favorite gin drinks. For instance, have you ever tried a Pear Rickey? This staff favorite splits the base with New Deal Vodka and the refreshing mint garnish makes it a hit anytime of year.
You could also pop open a bottle of bubbly and try these next few cocktails. The combination of sparkling wine and pear brandy is to die for in this aromatic Pear French 75 cocktail. If you’d like to add some herbal, alpine notes, try this other variation of a French 75 that we call the Cacadia 77. This drink incorporates Cascadia Liqueur, our Pacific Northwest take on a European bitter liqueur. If you top this one with a local sparkling wine, you’ll really have the bounty of our region in your glass.
Now, this next one you’ll definitely want to remember for the holiday season. The combination of pear and cranberry is a classic and it’s particularly pleasant to to enjoy around Thanksgiving. Just add our house-made Tart Cranberry Syrup and Pear Brandy to a champagne flute and top with bubbles. It makes for a super easy welcome cocktail for your guests so you can focus on the other details of your get-together.
For those of you who prefer a more spirit-forward cocktail, may we suggest the Elder Flower Martini? Just a bar spoon of Pear Brandy and our Elder Flower Syrup go into this vodka-based drink, but these little additions could really liven up your Martini Monday. Give it a try! And you won’t mind the clouds rolling in with a Stormy Weather in hand. Rye Whiskey, Cascara Liqueur, and Pear Brandy combine in an old fashioned riff that’s sure to keep you going for another sip.
Speaking of hot takes on a favorite stirred drink, this next one is really something else. Pear Brandy, Wheat Whiskey, and vanilla-infused Angostura bitters come together in a very tasty cocktail we call the PNW Old Fashioned. It is a truly delightful combination. Plus, who doesn’t love a cinnamon stick garnish? Are you more of a tropical drink person? Why not give the Pineapple Express a whirl? This tropical Old Fashioned calls for Pear Brandy, Old Tom Gin, and our house-made Pineapple Syrup.
If you feel like going full tiki, you might want to give this Fog Cutter a chance. Several different flavors mix together for one fabulous result. Plus, its a great excuse to break out your tiki mug collection. But if getting tropical is the last thing on your mind this time of year, we understand. For those hunkering down on the cool nights, wanting a warm drink in your hand, we’ve got you. Try out this Pear Hot Toddy recipe. It’s warm and cozy and you’ll love the gingery zip. It might be just what the doctor ordered. Cheers!