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Hartwood Cocktail

San Antonio is a hotbed for great tequila cocktails, and the Hartwood Cocktail from Paramour stands out for its exceptionally balanced flavor. A citrusy pear/ginger shrub marries perfectly with the darker oak and vanilla notes of aged tequila and nutty sherry.


  • 1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1/2 oz. amontillado sherry
  • 3/4 oz. pear/ginger shrub
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
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  • Pear/Ginger Shrub
  • 2 cups de-seeded, chopped pears
  • 1 cup peeled ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 16 oz. vinegar
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:candied ginger


Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake to chill. Strain over a single large ice cube and garnish.

Pear/Ginger ShrubPlace the pears and ginger in a 8-quart pot, add the vinegar and let heat until the temperature reaches just shy of boiling point (190°F to 200°F). Let warm for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 3-4 weeks in a tightly sealed jar. Once the flavors have fully combined, strain liquid through a coffee filter into a saucepan. Add sugar and bring to a boil to dissolve. Remove from heat and let cool. Will keep for upwards of 6-9 months.

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