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Feb 17, 2011 02:54 AM

Pear Cocktails [split from Boston]

(This post was split from a discussion of Absolut Pear at: -- The Chowhound Team)

For more intense pear flavor, you might enjoy Belle de Brillet pear cognac, which supposedly uses 22 pounds of pears to make 1 bottle (which shows in the flavor). Sip straight or mix with regular vodka if you prefer (further sweeteners like elderflower or sprite not necessary). Your liquor store should be able to order it. If you want more fruit, try adding some Looza pear nectar.

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  1. O just a good bottle of Poire William...

    6 Replies
    1. re: StriperGuy

      Either one of those will make a far superior drink! Use Skyy, Striper's beloved Svedka, or Smirnoff to "water" it down if the pear flavor is too strong. And go easy on the St. Germain--that stuff takes over a drink fast! And lose the Sprite.

      1. re: Alcachofa

        Picked up a bottle of Sobieski Rye vodka that was actually quite good.

        1. re: Alcachofa

          Yeah, my recipe would be pour glass of Poire William, sniff and put aside the St. Germain, hand sprite to my son, drink Poire William.

          1. re: nsenada

            Yah, I believe that is the CORRECT way to make that cocktail as well.

            Efffing love good Poire William, and Calvados for that matter. Can't allow myself to buy any right now because my in laws gave me 5 bottles of Jacopo Poli Grappa for ChanaChristmaKwanzaka which I need to dispatch with before I am allowed to buy any more after dinner libations...

            1. re: StriperGuy

              The Belle de Brillet is Poire William with additional pear infused iirc. They make a lighter version <something> de Brillet which is much more watered down and to be avoided. Which Jacopo Poli did you get? The Miel?

              1. re: barleywino

                I don't even remember... they are all good.