We got a new roommate in the house, and to my delight, he brought a box of fresh pears from his parents’ trees with him on his first day and told us to have at ‘em. Yessssssssss.
They were so ripe, so sweet, and so delicious. And even better with a little Jameson. Naturally. What a way to welcome a new housemate.
Pear Ginger Smash
(makes 1 drink)
1/2 pear, wedged and cored
.5 oz. lime juice
1.5 oz. whiskey
.5 oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
Muddle the pear and lime juice until the pear is pulverized. Add the rest of the ingredients, ice and shake vigorously in a cocktail shaker. Strain with a julep strainer over ice. I like the julep strainer because it has larger holes and tiny bits of fruit can escape into the drink. Which I love. If you’d rather a smoother drink, a regular cocktail strainer will do. Then, top with ginger ale.
The Domaine de Canton is a nice way to add ginger flavor to your drink, and an interesting alternative to ginger syrup. Though, they’re probably somewhat interchangeable here.