Rain or shine, you’ll love this drink! Our aromatic Pear Brandy meets a strawberry lemon drop in this bright and sunny cocktail.
- 1 oz Portland 90 Vodka
- 1 oz New Deal Pear Brandy
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- ¾ oz strawberry syrup (recipe below)
- 1 strawberry for garnish
Shake all ingredients with ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a strawberry.
- 1 pound strawberries
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
Rinse strawberries, cut off the tops, and cut into quarters. In a medium saucepan, bring strawberries and water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Skim off any foam that forms. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Though tempting, do not press on the strawberries as this will result in a cloudy syrup. In a clean pot on low heat, add sugar to the strawberry liquid and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into an airtight container, straining a second time if necessary. Label and date your syrup— it will keep in the refrigerator for three weeks.