BOURBON "PEARS" with MAPLE!
Maple Bourbon Cocktail with Pear
This pear bourbon cocktail smashes together overripe pears with maple syrup, cinnamon maple Sugar, and bourbon to make a great fall cocktail.
Serves: 2 drinks
1 very ripe pear
3 oz bourbon
½ oz lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract, or the seeds scraped from ⅓ of a vanilla bean, or
Justamere's Cinnamon Maple Sugar to top off
Slice the pear in half. Scoop out any overly squishy pulp along with the seeds and stem. Roughly dice the pear and put it in a medium bowl. Mash the pear with a fork or a potato masher. Transfer the pear to a fine mesh strainer set over a wide mouthed measuring cup or another bowl. Press the pear pulp against the strainer to get as much of the juice out as possible, along with some of the pulp.
Once you have the pear juice add the rest of the ingredients except for Cinnamon Maple Sugar, along with some ice, and stir vigorously to mix. Fill two glasses with more ice and divide the drink between them. Sprinkle with Cinnamon Maple Sugar! Enjoy!
Besides topping off this drink with Cinnamon Maple Sugar, you can add to buttered toast, hot cocoa, oatmeal, top muffins, ice cream, and snickerdoodles.