Pera Rosa

Subtle blend of reposado and pear brandy with an orchard blush.
1 oz Reposado Tequila, Lunazul Reposado
1 oz Pear eau de vie, Berkshire Mountain Distillers (or Poire William)
12 oz Cherry Liqueur, Combier Rouge
14 oz Lime juice
1 bsp Apricot liqueur, Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot
1 ds Cranberry bitters, Sweetgrass Farm Cranberry
Instructions
Build over ice in mixing glass, shake for 15 secs or stir for 30, strain into coupe. Freshly pitted cherry garnish optional.
Notes
I was surprised how nicely reposado tequila and pear eau de vie played with each other. I wanted a blush from Combier Rouge, but scaled back on all but the main liquors to preserve a subtle balance and orchard notes.
History
Poured into mixing glass à la minute 5/14/11.
From other users
  • Interesting fruit flavors, but somehow not greater than the sum of its parts. Used a tsp of cranberry liqueur and rhubarb bitters in lieu of cran bitters. — ☆☆☆
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