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Perry Cocktail – Young Buck

 

Total Time:   10mins03122011_143341_youngbuck-thumb-625xauto-148255
Serves:   1

 

Ingredients

For the Hibiscus Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 15g dried hibiscus flowers

For the Cocktail

  • ice
  • 85mls ginger beer
  • 170mls Paracombe Premium Perry ‘The Triumph’
  • 1 tablespoon hibiscus simple syrup (recipe below)
  • dried hibiscus flower for garnish 1/4 cup water

 

Instructions

  1. To make the hibiscus simple syrup, combine the sugar, water and hibiscus flowers in a small pan.  Turn heat to medium and stir until sugar is fully dissolved and mixture has reduced slightly, five to seven minutes.  Remove from heat, strain to remove hibiscus and let cool.  (Can be bottled and refrigerated up to 3 weeks.)
  2. To make the cocktail, fill a pilsner glass with ice.  Add ginger beer to the glass.  Slowly pour the Perry on top of ginger beer.  There should be a nice separation between the ginger beer and the Perry.  Drizzle the hibiscus simple syrup on top of the Perry.  Garnish with a dried hibiscus flower and serve immediately.

 

Recipe adapted from seriouseats.com

Eau de Vie Poire Cocktail

 

Total Time:   Less than 5mins
Serves:   1Pear-Cocktail-1

 

Ingredients

  • blood orange bitters
  • 30mls Paracombe Premium Perry Eau de vie de Poire Williams
  • 30mls rye
  • Paracombe Premium Perry ‘Eight 4’
  • Pear slices, as garnish

 

Instructions

  1. In a champagne glass add a splash of bitters.  Swirl around the glass.  Pour the remainder into another glass to use for another cocktail.
  2. Add the eau de vie and rye to the champagne glass and stir.
  3. Top off the glass with Perry.
  4. Garnish with a pear slice.
  5. Serve.
  6. Drink.

 

Recipe adapted from Chezus.

Warm Vanilla Perry

 

Total Time:   20 mins
Serves:   6

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups Paracombe Premium Perry ‘The Triumph’
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 whole nutmeg seeds
  • 1 vanilla bean (split and scraped)
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) bourbon, if desired
  • Whipped cream
  • Honeyed Walnuts

 

Instructions

  1. Combine Perry, dark-brown sugar, nutmeg seeds and vanilla bean in a medium saucepan.  Gently simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add bourbon if desired.
  3. Remove and discard solids.
  4. Divide among 6 mugs or heatproof glasses and top each with a dollop of whipped cream and a few honeyed walnuts.

 

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

Perry Floats

 

Total Time:  2minsApple Cider Float5
Makes:  1

 

Ingredients

Paracombe Premium Perry ‘The Triumph’
Ice cream (can also use dairy free ice cream)
Caramel ice cream topping (can use dairy free caramel sauce)
Cinnamon

 

Instructions

  1. In a glass add two scoops of ice cream.  Then drizzle a spoonful of caramel ice cream topping on top of the ice cream. Also add a pinch of cinnamon on top.
  2. Pour in the Perry until the ice cream is covered.  Then add another scoop of ice cream on top.  Drizzle another spoonful of caramel on top and add another pinch of cinnamon on top of that.
  3. Serve cold with a spoon or straw.

 

Recipe adapted from Whats Cooking Love

Orchard Mimosa

 

Total Time:  2mins155442_0606201_orchardmimosa-thumb-625xauto-164717
Makes:  1 cocktail

 

Ingredients
90mls freshly squeezed orange juice
90mls Perry – Paracombe Premium Perry ‘Eighty 4’
1 teaspoon Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur (optional)
Garnish:  Small orange wedge

 

Instructions

  1. Before building the cocktail, make sure the orange juice and Perry are both well chilled.
  2. Pour 90mls of orange juice into Champagne flute.  Add ginger liqueur to the orange juice and stir well.
  3. Tilt the flute on an angle and fill with 90mls Perry.
  4. Gently stir, garnish with orange wedge, and serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from Seriouseats

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Total Time:   3hrs, 5mins (Prep: 5mins, Cook: 3hrs)
Makes:   1.5 Litres

 

Ingredients
4.5L Paracombe Premium Perry
3 cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon whole cloves
½ teaspoon allspice berries
1 cup granulated white sugar

 

Instructions

  1. Bring Perry, cinnamon, cloves and allspice to a boil in an 8L pot over high heat; reduce heat to medium and cook until Perry is reduced by half, about 1 ½ hours.
  2. Add sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 4 cups, about 1 ½ hours (You want to cook it no higher than 218°F.  If you cook it beyond that temperature, it will set into jelly).  Let it cool in the saucepan, strain, discarding spices and store in the refrigerator up to a month; alternately, divide among prepared half pint jars, apply clean lids and rings and process jars in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.  When time is up, remove jars from canner and let them cool completely before handling.

 

Recipe adapted from SAVEUR

Winter Pear, Apple and Cranberry Sangria

 

Total Time: 10 mins prep + chill time

Serves: 4-6

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Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (750mL) sparkling wine, or try with two bottles of sweet Paracombe Premium Perry
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Chamberlain Orchard Bartlett pear, cored, halved, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

 

Instructions

  1. Chop fruit and combine with cranberries and cinnamon stick in bottom of pitcher.
  2. Combine liquid and cinnamon. Pour over fruit. Stir well.
  3. Chill for a few hours or overnight. Stir again.
  4. Cheers!

 

Recipe adapted from Luci’s Morsels.

Photo by Luci’s Morsels.

 

 

 

 

Ginger-Mint Pear Smoothie

This Ginger-Mint Pear Smoothie is luscious, sweet-and-spicy with cooling mint and creamy avocado! It’s also a great detox if the winter months have seen you overindulging and have you feeling sluggish!

 

Photo by mynewroots.org

Photo by mynewroots.org

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: Makes 3 cups / 700ml

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pears (Available from Paracombe Premium Perry at a market near you)
  • 1 avocado, flesh scooped out
  • 1½ cups / 35g firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup / 250 ml water
  • 2 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 10-20 mint leaves (to your taste)

 

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Cheers!

 

Recipe and photos by My New Roots. Click the link for a full ‘Winter Weekend Cleanse’.

Mulled Pear & Ginger

If you’re not a fan of mulled wine or fancy something different, this deeply spiced pear and rum drink will warm you up nicely this winter.

 

Total Time: 10 minutes Mulled pear & ginger

Serves: 4-6

 

Ingredients

  • 2 litres Chamberlain Orchards Pear juice (Available from Paracombe Premium Perry, if you fancy something different!)
  • 2 thumb-sized Ginger pieces, sliced
  • 2 ripe Josephine pears, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus extra to serve
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 3 tbsp Light brown sugar
  • Juice of 4 limes, zest of 2
  • 500ml Bacardi Oro, or rum of your choice

 

Instructions

  1. Pour the pear juice into your biggest pan then add the ginger, pears, cinnamon, cardamom and sugar.
  1. Add the zest and juice of the limes, bring everything to the boil and simmer until all of the sugar has dissolved.
  1. Serve warm in glasses or mugs, with a good shot of spiced rum and a cinnamon stick.
  1. Cheers!


Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube.

 

 

 

Pear Sidecar

This sweet (but not too sweet) drink should be made one at a time in a cocktail shaker. Energetic shaking and a proper drink-to-ice ratio is key! Enjoy responsibly this long weekend.

 

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves: Makes one cocktailpear-crostini-su-1654746-x

 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pear brandy
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened pear juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup (see instructions below)
  • 1 or 2 slices fresh pear, about 1/2 inch thick
  • Ice to shake and serve

 

Instructions

  1. To make simple syrup, cook 1/2 cup each sugar and water in a small pan over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture turns clear. Cool before using.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour brandy, pear juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup over ice.
  3. Cover and shake vigorously for 1 minute.
  4. Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with sliced pear. Serve immediately.
  5. Cheers!

 

Adapted from My Recipes