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This pear whiskey sour is perfect for the winter, and my new favorite spin on an old classic cocktail!

A Pear Whiskey Sour for the Winter

This pear whiskey sour is perfect for the winter, and my new favorite spin on an old classic cocktail!This pear whiskey sour is perfect for the winter, and my new favorite spin on an old classic cocktail!

Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 1 1/2 ounce pear juice
  • 3/4 ounce rosemary honey simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters

For rosemary honey simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4-5 sprigs rosemary
  • 3-4 star anise

Instructions

To make simple syrup:

  1. Combine water and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the mixture starts to bubble slightly around the edges and the honey is fully dissolved, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and add rosemary sprigs and star anise. Steep for about 10 minutes, then strain out the rosemary and star anise and transfer the simple syrup to an airtight jar for storage. Allow to cool completely before use.

To make cocktail:

  1. In a shaker, add bourbon, pear juice, honey simple syrup, and egg white. Fill shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds, until well combined. Strain into a coupe glass or rocks glass and garnish with a star anise and rosemary sprig, if desired.