I might be getting a little ahead of myself with rotating in some fall cocktails already, but I’m ready! The weather here in the Sacramento area is just flipping hot. Over 100 every day for over a month now. We need you fall! Grab your trusty cocktail shaker, and let’s shake away summer and sip on some fall with this spiced thyme + pear gin cocktail. And, nothing is a better fall combo than pears and thyme. Add in spicy notes from the herb cardamom and sweetness from a drizzle of honey, and you have a yummy well-balanced fall cocktail.
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A HONEY THYME PEAR GIN COCKTAIL
serves: 1 cocktail
W H A T Y A N E E D
1.5 ounces gin
1-ounce pear juice
.75 ounce spiced pear liqueur
.50 ounce fresh lemon juice
2 or 3 drops cardamom bitters
A small drizzle of honey for sweetness
Slice of pear and sprig of thyme to garnish
B U S T O U T
Pretty Coupes or any glassware of your choice
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Let’s get to shaking away! Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the gin, pear liqueur, lemon juice, honey, and a dash of cardamom bitters. If you aren’t a fan, you can totally omit the cardamom bitters, but it really rounds out the cocktail nicely for that yummy fall taste. Shake vigorously and pour into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of pear and sprig of thyme.