Friday, November 25, 2016

Cheers | Spiced Pear Collins.

I had a different post planned for today, but my sister-in-law made this cocktail for our gathering this afternoon and I knew it was what I really needed to share. 

Because I'm guessing - like me - y'all have the ingredients in your post-Thanksgiving refrigerators. and you might - like me - be ready for something other than wine. and of course - it's Friday!

Here's the link to the recipe; Lydia said she followed it pretty much as written, except she used more pears for the purée.

Once we got home, I realized I only had one pear left, but plenty of applesauce, so I added that to make the cup (plus) of purée. I also used allspice and cloves for the simple syrup (because I had both and really...I'm not sure  when I'll use whole allspice?!) The simple syrup is still steeping, so I can't report on my changes, but I'm pretty sure these ingredients can stand a bit of "interpretation".

Happy Day After - and a huge Thank You, Lydia!


  1. That sounds like a delicious alternative-can't wait to hear the results!

  2. I have all those ingredients, except for the gin and pears :-) It does sound quite delicious, so now gin and pears are on my list!

  3. Cheers to you! This is definitely going on my To-Do List! Sounds delicious (and I love interpretation).

  4. Sounds like a perfect late fall cocktail.

  5. Sounds delicious! Something to do with whole allspice: put in small saucepan with a cinnamon stick, whole cloves and water. Simmer -- it will perfume your kitchen, maybe your whole house!

  6. That sounds like a lovely cocktail! I'm ready to get into cocktail mode, rather than wine, as I hear wine exacerbates hot flashes.


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