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Dafne Martini

 

Total Time:   3 mins
Serves:   1

 

Ingredients

  • 45mls Gin by Applewood Distillery
  • 45mls Eau de Vie by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 15mls Blue Curacao
  • 15mls Dry Vermouth
  • Dash of  Orange Bitters

 

Instructions

  1. Pour the Gin, Eau de Vie, Blue Curacao and Dry Vermouth into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Add a dash of orange bitters.

 

Cocktail adapted from thespruce.com

French Pear Martini

 

Total Time:   3 mins
Serves:   1

 

Ingredients

  • 45mls Eau de Vie by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 45mls St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Champagne or Dry Perry, we recommend ‘Eighty 4’ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • Superfine sugar for rimming 

 

Instructions

  1. Rim a cocktail glass with superfine sugar.
  2. Pour the Eau de Vie and Liquor into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass.
  5. Top with Champagne.

 

Cocktail adapted from thespruce.com

Peary Bird Cocktail

 

Total Time:   3 mins
Serves:   1

 

Ingredients

  • 3 barspoons of diced pear
  • 45mls of Eau de Vie by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 15mls Tuaca
  • 15mls Benedictine
  • 10mls simple syrup
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Orange peel for garnish

 

Instructions

  1. 1. In a cocktail shaker, mix pear, nutmeg and simple syrup.
  2. Add Eau de Vie, Tuaca and Benedictine.  Top with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Double strain into a cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with flamed orange zest.

 

Cocktail adapted from thespruce.com

Hot Pear Pie Cocktail

 

Total Time:   3 mins
Serves:   1

 

Ingredients

  • 60mls Tuaca
  • Hot Perry, we recommend ‘The Berg’ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

 

Instructions

  1. Pour the Tuaca in an Irish coffee glass.
  2. Fill with hot Perry.
  3. Top with whipped cream.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

 

Cocktail adapted from thespruce.com

Pear and Eau de Vie Cocktail

 

Total Time:   30 mins
Serves:   4

 

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 75ml Eau de Vie by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 25ml hazelnut liqueur
  • handful of ice
  • 500ml basket pressed pear juice by Paracombe Premium Perry

 

Instructions

  1. Put the pear through a spiralizer to create long spaghetti-like strands.  If you don’t have a spiralizer, slice the pear into thin ribbons with a vegetable peeler, then cut the ribbons into thinner strips.
  2. Line up 4 tumblers and put 3-4 strands of pear in each one.  Divide the lemon juice between the glasses to coat the pear strands and stop them discolouring while you make the cocktail.
  3. Pour the Eau de Vie and hazelnut liqueur into a cocktail shaker.  Add a handful of ice and shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker starts to frost, then strain into the glasses.  Top with the pressed pear juice divided between the 4 glasses.

 

Cocktail adapted from bbcgoodfood.com

The Autumn Pearthe-autumn-pear-9

 

Total Time:   5mins
Serves:   2

 

Ingredients

  • 60mls bourbon
  • 30mls cardamom clove syrup
  • 45mls Perry, we recommend ‘Perfect 5’ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 22mls lemon juice
  • 3-4 drops of bitters
  • Cinnamon and sugar mixed together for rimming

 

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and stir to combine.
  2. Pour over ice in cinnamon sugar rimmed glass.

 

Cocktail adapted from gastronomblog.com

Bourbon Maple Apple Cider

 

Total Time:   5mins
Serves:   2

 

Ingredients

  • 170mls Bourbon
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4-6 teaspoons pure maple syrup to taste
  • 1 cup cider, we recommend ‘Appleanche’ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • apple slices for garnish
  • ice

 

Instructions

  1. Fill glasses and a cocktail shaker with ice.  To shaker, add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup and apple cider; shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into glasses and garnish each with a slice of apple.  Enjoy!

 

Cocktail adapted from freutcake.com

Cider Sangria

 

Total Time:   2hrs
Serves:   8

 

Ingredients

  • 990mls cider, we recommend ‘Appleanche’ by Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 120mls Grand Marnier
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 orange, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 2 cups sliced rockmelon
  • 2 cups sliced honeydew
  • 1/2 inch ginger root, peeled but not sliced

 

Instructions

  1. Combine all sliced fruit, ginger root, cider and Grand Marnier in mason jar or other resealable container.  Refrigerate for two hours.
  2. After two hours, remove and discard the ginger root.  Pour the fruit and alcohol mixture into a pitcher.  Add 2 cups of ice to mixture.
  3. Serve in wine glasses.

 

Cocktail adapted from seriouseats.com

Pear and Cranberry CocktailFancy-Champagne-Cocktails-with-Cranberry-Pear-Reduction-The-perfect-cocktail-for-celebrations-like-NYE-cocktail-NYE-recipe

 

Total Time:   1hr 50mins
Serves:   6

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (170 g) cranberries
  • 1/2 ripe pear (Bartlett or Anjou), peeled + chopped (1 cup or 160 g)
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) water
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup + more to taste (or sweeten with stevia to taste, plus more to taste)
  • 750mls of Dry Perry, we recommend ‘Eighty 4’ by Paracombe Premium Perry

 

Instructions

  1. To prepare fruit compote/reduction, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and add cranberries, pear, orange zest, water and maple syrup to small baking dish.  Toss to combine.
  2. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the fruit is bubbly and most of the cranberries have burst.  Transfer mixture to a food processor or small blender and blend/mix on high until a compote consistency is reached.  If needed, add more water to thin.
  3. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more orange zest for citrusy flavor or maple syrup for sweetness.
  4. To remove any residual pulp and give the puree a smoother texture, work through a fine mesh strainer/sieve and into a serving container/jar.  This is an optional step that makes the cocktail easier to mix.
  5. Transfer the compote to the refrigerator to chill – about 30 minutes to 1 hour or until cool to the touch.
  6. To serve, add about 2 Tbsp of the compote into serving glasses (champagne flutes are ideal).  Top with a bit of Perry. Then use a spoon or stirrer to blend the two together.  This will help the fruit mix with the Perry more seamlessly.
  7. Top with more Perry until the flutes or glasses are 3/4 full.  Enjoy immediately!  You will likely have leftover compote, which will keep for 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.

 

Cocktail adapted from minimalistbaker.com

apple-and-pear-christmas-cocktailApple and Pear Christmas Cocktail

 

Total Time:   5mins
Serves:   6

 

Ingredients

  • 330mls Pear Juice, we recommend ‘100% Pear Juice’ by Paracombe Premium Perry (chilled)
  • 2 cups Cider, we recommend ‘Appleanche’ by Paracombe Premium Perry (chilled)
  • 3 cups sparkling wine, we recommend Kersbrook Hill Wines ‘Cuvée’

 

Instructions

  1. Combine juice and cider.  Stir.
  2. Slowly add sparkling wine and serve chilled.

 

Cocktail adapted from yummly.com