For several months, now, my sister and I have been trying out cocktails when we get together for our regular Wednesday evening knitting. It was my turn to host this week and I wanted to use Spiced Pear Liqueur (because finally fall). The helpful folks at St. George Spirits have compiled a bunch of recipes and I decided to riff the Running through Orchards.
It was delicious, so I'm sharing my version with y'all. I thought about calling it "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" because the list of ingredients uses about half the bottles in my liquor cabinet, but Running with Scissors seems much more fun!
Running with Scissors
(inspired by St. George Spirits)
1 oz Botanicals Gin
1/2 oz St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
1/2 oz elderflower liqueur
1/8 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz fresh orange juice
a dash of Angostura Bitters
Shake all ingredients well with ice, then strain into a martini glass. Enjoy!
|we tried it with the grated cinnamon that the original recipe suggests, but agreed it wasn't necessary|