THE BEEHIVE

This is one of those simple, 3-ingredient cocktail wonders. Perfect for a holiday gathering with friends, it’s so simple you won’t be stuck behind your home bar clanking bottles after bottles of liquor just trying to please your guests. Oh no…this one is simple, delish and beautiful all at the same time.

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THE BEE HIVE

Tools: Cocktail shaker and strainer
Glass: Coupe or Martini
Extras: Thinly sliced fresh pears for garnish

Servings: 2 cocktails

Ingredients:
4 oz. Pear flavored vodka (Grey Goose LaPoire or Absolut PEARS are both great)
2 oz. Honey Syrup (honey-to-water ratio = 1:1)
2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

How to Make It:
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add all liquid ingredients. Shake it like you mean it! Strain into coupe or martini glasses. Garnish with pear fan.

 

HAPPY HOUR No.1 ~ GINGER PEAR GIMLET

We’ve all been in the situation where we heard someone shout out “It’s happy hour somewhere!” haven’t we? Well, here at Gidget + LaRue we love the energy and fun surrounding that burst of excitement. We’ve decided that HAPPY HOUR cocktail recipes are essential, so here’s our first one.

Since we started the week with winter citrus, we’re ending the week with a twist on the classic lime-based Gimlet :: The GINGER PEAR GIMLET. Check the recipe and swing by your favorite liquor store for the essentials. You’ll be happy you did because you’ll be stocking your bar for future Gidget + LaRue cocktail recipes.

It’s Happy Hour right HERE!   Love, G+LaR

Citrus and spice – so nice!

GINGER PEAR GIMLET

TOOLS ::  Shaker, ice
GLASS ::  Old Fashioned
EXTRAS ::  Lime wedge, crystallized ginger for garnish
SERVINGS :: 2 cocktails

4 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Absolut Pear Vodka
1 oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
¾ oz. Trader Joe’s Pear Cinnamon Cider juice ++
1 ½ limes – fresh squeezed (save the last ½ for your garnish)

Pour all liquid ingredients into the shaker with ice. Shake it like you mean it! Strain the shaker contents into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with lime wedge and crystallized ginger chunk and serve.

++This cider is a nice addition but if you can’t find it, sub out a shot (+/- to taste) of Simple Syrup instead. This change-up makes a great no-ice martini version so switch up your glass and serve it neat!