Pear Cobbler

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Cocktail History

The Pear Cobbler is a dessert cocktail that was created by bar manager and author Nick Mautone and was first published in his book The Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday Cocktails. It was inspired by the pear-flavored dessert of the same name, and it’s made using the sour template with brandy as the base, pear liqueur for fruit flavor, orange liqueur for sweetness, and a homemade citrus sweet and sour mix for balance and frothiness.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Pear Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with Bartlett pears, quince, sugar, alcohol, and water. We used Maison Ferrand Mathilde Poire Liqueur because it has a rich fruit flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Non-Alcoholic Pear Syrup in place of the liqueur.

Lemon Sour Mix: This is a sweetener made with lemon juice, lime juice, white sugar, and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Triple Sec: This is a liqueur made with bitter oranges, lemons, sugar, water, and alcohol. We used Cointreau because it’s high quality. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Orange Sec in place of the liqueur.

Cognac: This is a type of brandy made in Cognac, France with distilled white wine. We used Courvoisier VSOP Cognac because it has a rich mouthfeel and a delightful brandy spice with notes of peach, almond, and cinnamon. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Escape Mocktails Non-Alcoholic Cognac Alternative in place of the brandy.

Dried Pear Slice: This is a slice of a pear that has been dehydrated.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Dehydrator: This is used to remove moisture from fruit and citrus. We used the VIVOHOME Electric Food Dehydrator.

Tasting Notes

The Pear Cobbler features the aroma of pear and citrus, starts with the initial taste of pear and frothy lemon lime flavor, and ends with a hint brandy spice on the finish.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: The recipe in the book didn’t call for brandy, so we added a bit of that to make it boozier and add more spiciness. With that addition, this because a truly dazzling dessert drink. We both loved the Pear Cobbler and would make it again, although we could each only drink one glass because it was so sweet.

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Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from The Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday Cocktails by Nick Mautone.

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The Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday Cocktails: The Best Nogs, Punches, Sparklers, and Mixed Drinks for Every Festive Occasion
The Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday Cocktails: The Best Nogs, Punches, Sparklers, and Mixed Drinks for Every Festive Occasion
Hardcover Book; Mautone, Nick (Author); English (Publication Language); 128 Pages – 10/17/2017 (Publication Date) – Artisan (Publisher)
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AuthorThe Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday Cocktails

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 2 oz Pear Liqueur
 1 oz Triple Sec
 ½ oz Cognac
 1 Dried Pear Slice

Method
1

Add lemon sour mix to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Add pear liqueur, triple sec, and brandy to same shaker.

4

Shake for 10-20 more seconds until mixture appears frothy.

5

Strain into a cocktail glass.

6

Garnish with dried pear slice.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Pear Liqueur
 1 oz Triple Sec
 ½ oz Cognac
 1 Dried Pear Slice

Directions

Method
1

Add lemon sour mix to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Add pear liqueur, triple sec, and brandy to same shaker.

4

Shake for 10-20 more seconds until mixture appears frothy.

5

Strain into a cocktail glass.

6

Garnish with dried pear slice.

Pear Cobbler

Make It a Mocktail: Use Monin Non-Alcoholic Pear Syrup in place of the pear liqueur, Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Orange Sec in place of the orange liqueur, and Escape Mocktails Non-Alcoholic Cognac Alternative in place of the brandy to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Pear Cocktails

If you like this pear-flavored cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Pear, Poire Cocktail Recipe

Pear, Poire: A sparkling wine cocktail made with pear liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a pear slice

Golden Chrysanthemum Cocktail Recipe

Golden Chrysanthemum: A brandy and sparkling wine cocktail made with pear liqueur, Suze, and a lemon twist

Minute To Midnight Cocktail Recipe

Minute To Midnight: A brandy cocktail made with pear liqueur, Angostura aromatic bitters, dry sparkling wine, and a lemon twist

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