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Pear Rosemary Cocktail

The light, crisp flavor of pears has always been a refreshing accent to autumn's arrival. I also like to ease into autumn by breaking out the pear brandy, made with Bartlett pears.

While it can be sipped on its own, one of my favorite flavor pairings is rosemary and pear, so I like to add a little rosemary syrup to create an autumnal cocktail. A little ginger liquor brings in a hint of spice, and a splash of lemon juice is needed for brightness. The result is a balanced, lightly herbal cocktail with clear pear flavor supported by warm rosemary tones.

About the author: Kelly Carámbula blogs about her adventures in the kitchen, including a weekly happy hour, on eat make read. She is also the founder and publisher of Remedy Quarterly, an independent food magazine.

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