Pear Cobbler

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Cocktail History

The Pear Cobbler is an autumn cocktail that was created by Nick Mautone and included in his book The Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday Cocktails. It’s made using the sour template with brandy as its base, pear liqueur for fruit flavor, and sour mix for balance and frothiness.

Cocktail Ingredients

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

Cognac: This is the base spirit. It’s a type of brandy made from distilled white wine in Cognac, France. 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.

Pear Liqueur: This is a fruit liqueur that adds pear flavor. We used Mathilde Poire Liqueur because it offers rich flavor and is a high quality 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 an orange liqueur. It adds sweet citrus flavors that balance out the other dry ingredients. We went with Cointreau because it’s one of the highest quality triple secs on the market.

Dried Pear Slice: This is the garnish. It adds more pear aroma and flavor.

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 it and would make it again, although we could each only drink one glass because it was so sweet.

Recipe

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

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)
$12.95

AuthorThe Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday CocktailsPrep Time5 minsRating

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

Method
1

Add lemon sour mix to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Add brandy, pear liqueur, and triple sec 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
 ½ oz Cognac
 2 oz Pear Liqueur
 1 oz Triple Sec
 1 Dried Pear Slice

Directions

Method
1

Add lemon sour mix to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Add brandy, pear liqueur, and triple sec 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

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

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

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

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