Recipe: Papí Pera cocktail

Papí Pera cocktail

Papí Pera


Total time: 12 minutes, plus steeping time for the syrup

Servings: 1

Note: Adapted from Alex Day

Cinnamon syrup

4 (3 ounces) cinnamon sticks

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

Muddle the cinnamon sticks until broken. In a saucepan, combine the cinnamon, water and sugar, and bring just to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes, remove from heat and cover. Set aside for at least 3 hours to cool and allow the flavor to develop. Strain. This makes about 1 cup syrup; it will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.

Cocktail assembly

1 ½ ounces blanco tequila (Day uses Siete Leguas)

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce cinnamon syrup

1/4 ounce pear eau de vie (Clear Creek or Massenez)

Club soda


Thinly sliced pear, for garnish

Into a cocktail shaker with ice, pour the tequila, lime juice, cinnamon syrup and pear eau de vie. Shake, then strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, and top with a splash of soda. Garnish with three slices of pear on a pick.

Each cocktail: 141 calories; 0 protein; 8 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 7 grams sugar; 1 mg. sodium.