Question: When your cocktail is too good to not share, but the only pictures you have are crap, do you still post the recipe?
My hubby was making his guacamole last night, and so margaritas were in order. But I couldn’t get this Pear Nectar with Reposado Tequila cocktail out of my head. And I had pears that I wanted to juice before our Green BEAN Delivery arrives tomorrow.
While I juiced, I considered my mix options. I had the last of a batch of sage simple syrup in the fridge. Would that work? Could I still call this drink a margarita? Since I was skipping the orange liqueur with this fruit-flavored cocktail, adding the sweetness of the syrup balanced by the herbal sage sounded just about right. (And I just lost the margarita purists, didn’t I?) Decision made, I also determined to use lemon in place of lime juice for a better flavor combination.
The result? Yum! But as I said before, the picture is anything but great. Normally I would whip up another batch and take more pictures (err, not that I make a habit of this), but I had no more pears. I can almost hear Doris Day in the background singing Que Sera Sera.
6 oz. pear juice
1 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 oz. tequila
1 oz. sage simple syrup (recipe here)
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Pour over ice and garnish with a lemon twist or wedge, as desired.
Makes 1 cocktail.