Highland Beauty {a scotch pear cocktail}

Colder weather means it’s time to drink more scotch. And because pears are also in season, it means we should be using those as well. So… the best thing to do is combine the two to create a scotch pear cocktail. Add in a roasted pear crumble or some other fall-ish drink and you have yourself a wonderful dessert for the evening.

Highland Beauty : A scotch pear cocktail

For this spiced pear cocktail, you’re going to want a blended whiskey. I went with SIA Scotch Whiskey, a newer product on the market created by Carin Luna-Ostaseski. It’s a blend of 50% Speyside, 40% Highlands and 10% Islay. It’s a good blend that works well mixed into cocktails. The pear flavors come from St. George Spirits Spiced Pear Liqueur. It’s easier than muddling pears into the drink and it’s good. So good in fact, I had a lady at the bar drink 5 or 6 glasses of it in one night.

Scotch Pear Cocktail

Highland Beauty
Adapted from a recipe on SIA Scotch, this fall cocktail combines the flavors of blended scotch with a spiced pear liqueur.
Serves: 1
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 ounce blended scotch (I used SIA Scotch Whisky)
  • 1 ounce spiced pear liqueur (I used St. George Spirits)
  • ¼ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 dash Fee Brother's Old Fashioned Bitters or Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
  • Sprig of thyme for garnish
  1. Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and enjoy.

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I received a sample of SIA Scotch to enjoy. All thoughts, opinions and images are my own.

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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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