Signature Cocktails ~ Pear Margarita

It's always fun to serve a signature cocktail and to mix things up and try something unexpected.

To us, pear is a wonderful flavor and it "pairs" really well with tequila and cilantro.

Throw in some bright linens & it transforms into a festive alternative signature cocktail.

We have to admit on finding this one in Food & Wine's Ultimate Cocktail Guide and of course, we had to serve it up in the studio making sure the flavors were just right.

The recipe & many more can be found on F&W's site.

Just so you don't have to go anywhere we have it right here. Recipe after the jump.

Festive Pear Margarita

  1. 1-ounce reposado tequila
  2. 1-ounce pear nectar or juice
  3. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  4. 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  6. 1/2 teaspoon chopped cilantro, plus 1 small cilantro sprig for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Add all of the ingredients except the cilantro sprig and shake well.

Pour into a chilled margarita glass and garnish with the cilantro sprig. 

**Bonus Party Tip**

When serving cocktails provide small bowls filled with fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil and mint along with fresh berries, lemons, limes & orange wedges so guests can experiment with making their own cocktail flavors.

It's always fun to watch the expressions when a friend finds a new flavor combination they think is amazing!

It's also a nice touch to have cans of seltzer & fresh juice on hand for friends that aren't drinking for the night.

This way they can still mix in flavors and feel festive with a pretty drink in hand!