It’s starting to feel like fall to me. I swapped out all my soaps in the house to fall scents and I’m slowly putting my shorts and dresses into closet storage until next year. Summer is my favorite season, but I really try to embrace fall and everything that comes along with it. I love pumpkins and baking and booties, but I think my favorite thing about the season change is moving into a different style of recipes. Especially cocktails!
I can’t wait to enjoy this fall and winter sipping on some drinks by our new fireplace. Better still, I know I can fully relax even if I’m out of cocktail supplies because I now know that Drizly exists. Drizly is an alcohol delivery service and they’ll bring what you need right to your door. Yes, you heard right! Browse from your couch, choose your booze, and get it delivered along with ice, limes, and anything else you might need for a fun night.
Browsing their website got me in the mood to try a new cocktail. This cocktail has just enough fall flavors to get me excited for the changing leaves and cooler weather!
Bourbon and Pear Cocktail with Maple Ginger Syrup
2 oz. bourbon (I used Bulleit and you can buy it for delivery from Drizly here!)
1.5 oz. pear juice
1/2 oz. maple ginger syrup (recipe below)
1/2 oz. lemon juice
Maple Ginger Syrup
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 Tablespoons sliced ginger
In a small saucepan, add your maple syrup, cinnamon, and ginger and bring to a simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Pour the syrup mixture into a sealed jar and keep in the fridge overnight to cool off.
For the cocktail, add a few ice cubes to a small rocks glass and pour the bourbon and pear juice over the ice. Stir in your maple ginger syrup and add a fresh squeeze of lemon juice at the end.
Top with a sliced pear for garnish and drink up!
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