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Truly Scrumptious: Pear Eau de Vie Cocktail

Pear eau de vie Truly Scrumptious cocktail

Like biting into a deliciously ripe pear.

Pear eau de vie and unaged South American grape brandy combine their fragrant forces in this luscious cocktail.


  • 1 oz. pisco
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz. pineapple gum syrup (use a commercial brand, such as Small Hand Foods, or homemade)
  • ½ oz. pear eau de vie
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:freshly grated cinnamon


Shake all of the ingredients with ice, then strain into a glass holding a single large ice cube. Garnish.

Pineapple Gum Syrup
In a blender, combine 10 oz. of pineapple juice, 10 oz. of granulated sugar, 1/2 oz. of gum Arabic powder (available in natural foods stores or online), and 1/4 tsp. citric acid, and blend until combined. Pour into a zip-sealed bag and place in a hot water bath (set to 145 degrees F, if using an immersion circulator) for 2 hours. Bottle for use; keeps refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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