Start off your November right by stocking up on some of the season's best, like super-crispy lady apples and a rainbow of delicately fragrant pear varieties. Pomaceous fruits are most gratifying when eaten out of hand, but they also add an element of complexity to Autumn cocktails.
Here, tender anjou pear slices add intrigue to a classic cosmopolitan for an ultrasmooth sip and a mellow yet lingering finish. Serve it to guests at a Fall function, and leave them wondering what makes your cosmo so special. For a recipe that's very right now, keep reading. From Market-Fresh Mixology by Bridget Albert
Ingredients 2 anjou pear slices Directions Makes 1 drink.
Pear Essence Cosmopolitan
Juice of 1/2 a pressed lime
1 ounce cranberry juice
1-1/2 ounces citrus vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
3 cranberries, for garnish
From Market-Fresh Mixology by Bridget Albert
2 anjou pear slices
Makes 1 drink.