Pear-Cognac Cutie

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 1 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 0 mins

A clearly contemporary cocktail with a pear-y nice twist.

Many of the nouveau martini-style cocktails are fruity and fun -- this follows that trend by using pear nectar, but with Cognac for richness and a wee bit of ginger for added intrigue.


1 slice ginger, thin
1 1/2 fluid ounces Cognac
1 1/2 fluid ounces pear nectar
1/2 fluid ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
-- Ice cubes
-- Orange peel twist, for garnish


  1. Place ginger in a cocktail shaker and break it up with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Add Cognac, pear nectar and Cointreau to shaker; shake well. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve (such as a tea strainer) into a short tumbler half-filled with ice cubes.
  2. Garnish with a twist of orange peel, if you like.

Recipe by Wini Moranville.



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