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The Offering: A Tequila Cocktail

Pear and Tequila cocktail

A perfect blend of fall flavors.

Pears are one of fall’s best cocktail flavors, and in this recipe, a spiced pear shrub complements the oaky character of reposado tequila.


  • 1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1 oz. Cardamaro
  • 3/4 oz. pear shrub
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ___________________
  • Pear Shrub
  • 1 cup chopped pears
  • 1 1/2 cups Turbinado sugar
  • 5 cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 1/8 cup ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:Collins
  • Garnish:rosemary sprig


Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, add ice, shake, and strain over fresh ice. Garnish.

Pear ShrubCombine the chopped pears, cinnamon, cardamom and sugar in a container. Let sit for 2 days. Add the vinegar; stir vigorously, strain and quart. Makes 1/2 quart.

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