Let’s Get Blitzen: Cocktail Advent Calendar – Day 16 – Partridge in a Pear Tree. You got that pear juice to make the Pear Noël on Day 1 of the advent calendar and I didn’t want you to be short on ideas on how to use up the rest of it. As such, allow me to introduce you to this agave-based pear margarita.
A margarita is what’s called a “dry sour” because it uses orange liqueur in place of syrup for sweetener. Other examples of dry sours include the classic Sidecar and a White Lady – similar to my Snow Angel.
If you are looking for other pear juice recipe inspiration, let me point you to the Pear Magic, Mulled Pear and Icewine Punch, or the Drunken Pear.
As we get closer and closer to Christmas day, I’m trying to wrap up all my holiday shopping and doing my best to support local wherever possible. I was pleased to make my CBC radio debut last week on All in a Day with my friend and fashion and beauty blogger Dominique Baker, offering some great suggestions for how to shop small in Ottawa this year. You can listen in here.
If you’re looking to beef up your barware or kitchenware, I strongly recommend paying a visit to Chef’s Paradise at 1314 Bank St. or shopping online – you’re sure to find something great for yourself or the aspiring mixologist in your life.
You can also give the gift of new skills by purchasing one of their great Chef’s Paradise Live at Home classes for your loved ones. I have a Tiki cocktail class coming up on February 13th which will be listed on their site shortly!
What are your asking Santa for this year? Let me know in the comments below!
Partridge in a Pear Tree
- 2 oz blanco tequila
- ½ oz Cointreau
- 1 ½ oz pear juice
- ½ oz lemon juice
- Garnish: Salty Paloma Sweetie Pie drink rimmer
Rim a double rocks glass with lemon wedge and dip into Sweetie Pie (cinnamon sugar) rim.
Add all remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake over ice until well-chilled.
Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.
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