Para Handy {a scotch pear cider cocktail}

Scotch and pear. A wonderful combination of flavors as we proved before in the scotch pear cocktail. This time, we are taking these two items and putting them together in a different way to create this scotch pear cider cocktail. With a hint of spice, citrus and sweetness, it’s one drink you can enjoy all through pear season and beyond.

Para Handy - a scotch pear cider cocktail

If any of you are still thinking that scotch is an old man’s drink, it’s time to move away from that line of thought. It’s actually a wonderful spirit that makes a great base for cocktails (although I wouldn’t mix the expensive stuff – that deserves to be enjoyed all by itself).

scotch pear cider cocktail recipe

I’m not sure if Ace Perry Hard Cider is sold everywhere but I did find it at Whole Foods and Raley’s here in Reno, Nevada. If you can’t find it near you, check out their website for locations or see if you can find a different brand of pear hard cider. I’m sure there are others out there.

scotch pear cider cocktail

Para Handy
 
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 ounces blended scotch (I used Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition)
  • ¼ ounce Ancho Reyes chili liqueur
  • ¼ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce honey syrup
  • 1-1/2 ounces pear hard cider
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients except cider to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake and double strain into an ice filled rocks glass.
  3. Top with pear hard cider and enjoy!

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.

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1 comment… add one
  • Thalia @ butter and brioche January 9, 2015, 8:56 pm

    I LOVE pear cider.. never thought to add scotch and make a little cocktail out of it before though. What a deicious recipe!

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