Besides wine and beer, I like to offer a specialty cocktail when I entertain. These Pear Cosmos were for my November book club gathering…and the combination of pears and cranberries sounded perfectly autumnal.
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.