This pear cocktail is perfect for ringing in the new year, with bourbon, Cointreau, fresh squeezed orange juice, pear juice, and nutmeg.
Happy New Year from Walt Disney World! We have been celebrating all week with my husbands family at the new Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and let me tell you, I feel so blessed and fortunate to be able to stay in such a beautiful location! The picturesque location and decor make me feel like I’m out west in the wilderness of the Rocky’s – just without any snow, thank goodness!
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This New Years Eve I am grateful for so many things. For an adoring husband who always helps me finish my DIY projects and is the world’s best sous chef (for you know, those times when I just don’t want to grate cheese or dice onions). For our incredibly adorable puppies, who know just how to cheer me up even after a tough day at work. And for my entire family, who are always there when we need them. We are so blessed!
To celebrate this season, we will be spending today at Epcot! It will be a day filled with delicious food, drinking around the “World”, and dealing with immense crowds. But being here with my hubby makes it all worth it! And from afar, I hope you’ll celebrate with me by whipping up this tasty bourbon cocktail for the night! I wanted to use a refreshing and more unique juice here, and chose pear. I think it pairs perfectly with the bourbon and cointreau (no pun intended 😀 ). Finish off with nutmeg and grated orange zest for a truly wonderful treat! (P.S. How perfectly vintage are these cocktail glasses?)
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That’s Georgia, my little helper! Apparently her 2017 new years resolution had been to learn how to jump on the edge of the counter to get at whatever delicious food was up there. What is YOUR 2018 resolution? Share with me by commenting below!
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau
- 1/2 ounce honey simple syrup (see recipe below)
- 1 1/2 ounces pear juice
- 1 ounce fresh orange juice
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- Pear slices, for garnish
- Orange zest, for garnish
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup water
- Combine water and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the honey has dissolved, allowing to bubble around the edges slightly. Cool to room temperature. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
- In a shaker, combine bourbon, Cointreau, honey simple syrup, pear juice, orange juice, and nutmeg. Fill with ice and shake for about 25-30 seconds until well combined. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with pear slice and orange zest.