SPICED PEAR MARGARITA
I can take zero credit for this seasonal spin on a classic margarita, this recipe was developed by the handsome gent, Oliver, who you see behind the bar at our events. The cocktail has that subtle seasonal spice and pear flavor from St. George Spiced Pear Liquor, a touch of sage syrup for sweetness, and the traditional lime is swapped for lemon. It’s been a hit at our events this past fall, so I highly recommend making this at your holiday soiree.
all units: U.S. Imperial
- 2 oz Codigo Blanco Tequila
- .5 oz St. George Spiced Pear Liquor
- .75 oz Lemon Juice
- .25 oz Sage Syrup
- Garnish: sage leaves or dehydrated pear, or dehydrated citrus wheel
Make the sage simple syrup by using a 1:1 ratio of water to granulated sugar, and fresh sage leaves. Heat the mixture on medium-high heat until it begins to bubble, reduce the heat and add about 4 large fresh sage leaves. All the sugar should be dissolved before removing from the heat. All the liquid to cool before straining out the leaves so the flavor is robust.
To make the cocktail: mix all the ingredients over ice and stir. Then pour into a cocktail glass over a large cube of ice. Garnish with dehydrated pear or sage leaf.