Pear Cosmopolitans

 

Besides wine and beer, I like to offer a specialty cocktail when I entertain. These Pear Cosmopolitans were for my November book club gathering…and the combination of pears and cranberries sounded perfectly autumnal. We’ve been meeting monthly for 16 years. There have been births of grandchildren, divorces and cancer diagnoses. There has been laughter and tears. But it was the love of books that brought us all together. And that and our mutual love of entertaining keeps us hopping from house to house, year after year.

I served these in small glasses as, like traditional cosmopolitans and martinis, they pack a good alcohol punch. I introduced my friends to St. Germain liqueur….made from elderberry flower blossoms. It really helps bring out the pear flavors and gives a certain je nais sais quois…certainly indescribable. My friends all enjoyed these and I passed around the St. Germain for a quick show and tell. Since I now own a lifetime supply, my friends are welcome to come to my door with a measuring cup for enough of this libation to remake the cocktail. My friend and champion mixologist, Anita of Hungry Couple, was the source of this wonderful recipe for Pear Cosmopolitans.

 

Pear Cosmopolitans ~

Ingredients

  • Adapted from Hungry Couple
  • 1 cup pear vodka
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons St. Germain liqueur
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup pear juice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Fresh cranberries, optional, to garnish

Instructions

  1. For easiest preparation, chill all ingredients. Combine all except cranberries. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with cranberries if desired.
  2. Alternately, you may add part of the mixture into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake and pour.
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Comments

  1. Sounds amazing, oh to be in that book club……

  2. These cosmos are so pretty, I love the pear and cranberry pairing!

  3. Bookmarking this for Christmas cocktail night. What a gorgeous elegant drink! Cheers, Lizzy, on a fantastic year of deliciousness!

  4. 2 glasses please.

  5. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    Very pretty:@)

  6. Lizzy, this is just beautiful and so very festive!

  7. Oh my! Pink deliciousness. Ha…was your bookclub ABLE to discuss? ;)

  8. Thanks, Liz. I’m so glad you enjoyed the drink! :)

  9. What a beautiful cocktail. :)

  10. Oh Lizzy , your cosmopolitans makes me thirsty and I don’t even drink cocktails ! lol

  11. I LOVE this cocktail. I also love those cute glasses.

  12. Beautiful one and great colour!!!
    xox

  13. I adore the look of this cocktail. So stylish and festive. I really ought to add a champion mixologist to my friends’ list;)

  14. I could use one of these to get me through the push of the next few days before the holidays! happy Holidays, Liz!! anne

  15. Oh Yum, you have a great book club!!!!

  16. A life supply of St. Germain? How in the world? That stuff is like gold to me. I have a bottle and measure out each tiny glassful like Lucy did with her crystal bottle of healing elixir. When I run out, I’m bringing my measuring cup over!

    On another note, pairing it with pear does sound wonderful.

  17. A lovely cocktail!

  18. What fun looking drinks!

  19. I always like to prepare a fun cocktails every year fort he holidays, never the same the next year. This one is really great and inspiring. Pear is a great choice. I have not tasted that liqueur, sounds divine.

  20. How pretty, such a great idea to have a gorgeous and tasty signature cocktail; our’s is a traditional vodka martini, but there are few who can tolerate such an alcoholic cocktail, so we end up with beer and wine.

  21. What a gorgeous cocktail!

  22. So festive! Now we all wish we could be in that book club ;)

  23. I’ve never had a cosmopolitan before actually. ._.

  24. I saw these on FB and thought they looked so festive and pretty. Christmastime really is the time to indulge in a few cocktails. Perfect for this party season xx

  25. hey, I didn’t get one :(((((

  26. Great cocktail for Christmas! Though I think I would make it for others.. I can handle only wine if I don’t want to have hangover :D

  27. Delicious Love that color Lizzy.

  28. Sounds like a great drink. It certainly looks terrific. I so rarely use St. Germain — that’s something I should correct, right? ;-) It really tastes delish. Really nice – thanks.

  29. Hi Lizzy, well, I think I can get to your blog now with a few easy clicks instead of 10 unsuccessful. Yey! “:) Cocktail? Yes, sure. I am ready to join your book club!

  30. A lifetime supply of St. Germaine?! Only in my dreams! How on earth did you manage that??? My sister introduced me to that deliciousness last year and I seriously LOVE it. If only all of us had a lifetime supply. If you are thinking that one bottle might be a lifetime supply, because this the cosmos are the only recipe you have for it, feel free to message me for ideas. The possibilities are endless! Have a blessed day!

  31. Contrary to what many might believe, I don’t discriminate when it comes to alcohol and it’s good. Pass one my way Liz!

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