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Pera’dise: A Holiday Cocktail

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Gin, pear and grappa make for a delicious trio of flavors.

Pear and grappa lend a wintry warmth to this holiday cocktail. “Grappa adds a touch of nuttiness and warmth that feels reminiscent of the holidays,” says bartender Drew Breen, who created the drink for Jianna in Greenville, South Carolina.


  • 1½ oz. gin (a citrus-forward gin is recommended)
  • 1 oz. pear purée
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. grappa (Jianna uses Nardini Mandorla)
  • ¼ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:Collins
  • Garnish:allspice and fresh pear slices


Shake all of the the ingredients with ice, then strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Grate allspice over the drink and add the pear slices.

Note: You can buy pear purée online from Perfect Puree, or if you make your own, be sure to use very ripe pears to ensure optimal sweetness and flavor.

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