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I Drink, Pearfore I Am
25ml pear liqueur (we use Xanté) 25ml vodka (Absolut, for preference)
25ml elderflower cordial
20ml lemon juice 12.5ml basic sugar syrup
Soda water, to top 1 slice pear, to garnish This simple, refreshing cocktail delivers punchy flavours and has become a firm favourite of ours in a short space of time. Xanté is a cognac-based pear liqueur that’s readily available online and in most specialist spirit stores.
Combine all the ingredients except the soda in a Boston tin. Shake with ice for 10-15 seconds, then strain into an ice-filled Collins glass (or any other tall glass). Top with soda and garnish with a slice of pear.
Jamie Castle, bar manager, The Star Inn The City, York