I don’t know what came over me but this recipe idea came to me while I was driving thinking about what kind of cocktail I could serve at an upcoming party. I always like to have a signature cocktail for guests to make the evening special. At the same time I was thinking about this I was listening to the radio and the 12 Days of Christmas came on. I got to thinking… What about a 12 Days of Christmas theme beverage.
I decided on a recipe to celebrate the Partridge in a Pear Tree feeling this little guy is often overlooked. Maybe because most of us have not idea what a partridge is.
So since this bird seems to really like Pears why not make a recipe using pear nectar. Apple flavours are used all the time but pear… a little overlooked just like the partridge. A perfect homage to this little bird. Or are they big birds. I should probably look it up just in case it is some kind of killer bird I am building this drink around!
Initially I thought about making this drink using Prosecco because I had just picked up a nice bottle but when to be honest it did not taste very good. So using my husband as my taste tester I got to work.
My husband is a huge Crown Royal fan so that was the obvious starting place. Plus I already knew that people like apple with Rye so again a pear most likely will work too.
I had to play with the ratio of pear nectar to rye a bit but a few trial and errors later and this recipe worked out great. So great my husband asked me to make him another. I even like this drink and I don’t like rye at all. I tried to make it look pretty my taking slices of pear and putting them on the edge of the glass to look like tail feathers of a bird.
Partridge in a Pear Tree Cocktail
- 2 ounce pear nectar
- 1 ounce Crown Royal or Rye
- Ginger Ale
- Pear for decoration optional
In a tumbler fill the ice up 1/4 of the way in the cup
Add pear nectar and Crown Royal
Top up with ginger ale
Decorate with two thinly sliced pear wedges
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