Master of Cocktails Spiced Pear Whiskey Sour

Right then ladies and gents. Trust everyone’s recovered sufficiently after NYE? Time for this week’s #MasterofCocktails. This week we’re making a super-delicious Whiskey-Sour Variant recipe, which I have simply dubbed the Spiced Pear Whiskey Sour. We’ll be using the St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur for this one. It really is god’s own stuff, made using Pear Brandy, Pear Juice, and spices. Top, top marks St George Spirits.

I’m pairing (pearing? Sorry. Sorry) it with Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon for its perfume. I think this works well with the spice.

Master of Cocktails Spiced Pear Whiskey Sour Ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

So – to start, we’re going to crack out 50ml of the Woodford Reserve. Into a stirring glass…

Master of Cocktails Woodford Reserve Bourbon

…Along with a handful of ice.

Master of Cocktails Ice

Next up, 20ml of the Spiced Pear Liqueur:

Master of Cocktails Spiced Pear Liqueur

Followed by 10ml Fresh Lemon Juice.

Master of Cocktails Lemon Juice

Finally, a couple of shakes of Angostura bitters for depth. You could add egg-white for body, but I don’t think it’s needed here.

Shake shake, stir stir…

Master of Cocktails Angostura

Before we pour – garnishes… It doesn’t really *need* one, but I had some dehydrated pear slices in the cupboard…

So I’ve covered the top of each slice with sugar syrup, and a dusting of caster sugar & cinnamon:

Master of Cocktails Dehydrated Pear

To serve, we’re going to strain into a chilled coupette glass…

Master of Cocktails Strain

Express a twist of lemon over the top, and discard…

Master of Cocktails Lemon Twist

Then finally clip one of those pear slices to the outside of the glass.

Master of Cocktails Garnish

And serve. For the name, we’re keeping it simple – The Spiced Pear Whiskey Sour. That.

Master of Cocktails Spiced Pear Whiskey Sour




Those cinnamon pear slices are bloody delicious BTW. More. Need more of those.

Tune in again at 6pm this Sunday for another exciting instalment of #MasterofCocktails, where we’ll be making another fantastic cocktail recipe using these…

Master of Cocktails Next Week Ingredients

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Shipwreck Single Cask Cider Brandy, Yellow Chartreuse, Bénédictine D.O.M. Liqueur and Angostura Bitters