Of course, spiced beverages of all kinds are popular in wintertime. Several types of pear-flavored alcohol exist, but a standout feature of pear vodka is its versatility; it's equally good as the basis for a citrusy cocktail or by itself as the perfect complement for a crisp winter evening.
A great thing about pear vodka is it that you can actually taste the authentic flavor of the pear, instead of it being disguised, as in a sugar-loaded, syrupy liqueur. Pear cider is quite popular, especially in the 18- to 34-year-old demographic range, but pear vodka is classier. Pear wine is classy as well, but is a bit scarce, unless you want to whip up your own batch. That may be a nice rainy-day activity, but for now, reach for a bottle of Hangar One Spiced Pear Vodka. Pear is a traditional winter fruit, so what better way to enjoy the taste of winter than by trying one of these cocktails?
A citrus-infused cocktail with a gingery kick that's great topped with bubbly. The sweetness of the candied ginger provides a nice contrast to the burst of citrus.
2 ounces Hangar One Spiced Pear Vodka
1/2 ounce Patron Citronge
1/4 ounce fresh ginger juice
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
Splash of simple syrup
Garnish of candied ginger
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with sparkling wine or champagne and garnish with candied ginger.
A classy cocktail with an Asian twist, this martini is made with fresh lychee, a unique, sub-tropical fruit of China. This fruit is also grown in Florida, so buy local and support local farmers!
Cinnamon Lychee Martini
1 1/2 ounce Hangar One Spiced Pear Vodka
2 ounces lychee puree
2 lychee fruits
Garnish of ground cinnamon
Shake vodka and puree with ice. Pour into martini glass. Garnish with 2 lychee fruits on a stick and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.