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Day 261, Cocktail 260

I know you’re looking at that post title and wondering just what the heck is coming up.  You are, aren’t you? 

Well, it’s like this.  Sometimes it’s harder to name the cocktails that I concoct at the Twilight Lounge than it is to actually concoct them.  After yesterday’s rather lame effort with my two new pear cocktails I decided today was to be an inspiring effort, one worthy of great plaudits and driven by outsized ego and ambition.  Thus, the Peary is born.  As in Robert Peary, intrepid explorer of the North Pole (although the second man to reach it).  And why is Robert Peary the inspiration for tonight’s cocktail.  Actually, its only because his name is Pear-y.

  Peary Cocktail

  • 2 oz Death’s Door gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Mathilde Poire liqueur
  • 1/2 oz St. Germain liqueur

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir vigorously to mix and chill.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

Another very nice cocktail from the Lounge.  Light citrus and elderflower notes at the beginning of this followed by just a hint of pear.  It’s slightly sweet and the “brandy” feel of the Mathilde Poire is totally subsumed by the lemon and St. Germain.  If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll note that the only differences between this and yesterday’s Elderflower Pear is that I dropped the Lillet and amped up the St. Germain. 

As for Admiral Peary, I hope he doesn’t mind that I borrowed his name.

Cheers!

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