One of the most delicious of fall fruits is the pear, which is surprisingly high in potential anti-cancer nutrition. Aside from fiber and flavonoids, pears also contain phytonutrients cinnamic and ferulic acid that may help prevent stomach and esophageal cancers. Our in-house Healthy Mixologist, Fred Sconfienza, created this amazing Fall mocktail, and an “adult” version as well!
Pear of Hearts: Mocktail
- 1/2 fresh pear
- 2 slices fresh ginger root
- .50 ounces variegated lemon juice
- .25 ounces honey elixir ( 2/3 raw honey mixed with 1/3 warm water to thin out)
- 2 ounces purified water
Muddle all ingredients, add ice and give it a solid shake for 10 seconds. If you want to drink and eat your fruit together, dump contents of shaker into serving glass. If you would prefer to have the fruit get in the way of your drink, strain shaker contents over serving glass with fresh ice and garnish with a few sprigs of lavender.
Pear of Hearts: Cocktail
- 1.5 ounces Clear Creek Pear Brandy
- .5 ounces Ginger Liqueur
- .5 ounces fresh pressed variegated lemon
- .5 ounces raw local honey elixir(2/3 raw honey, 1/3 warm water mixed together to thin out)
- 2 dashes lavender bitters
- garnish with a lavender sprig and variegated lemon wheel
Add Brandy, Ginger Liq., lemon juice, honey elixir to shaker, fill with ice and give a good shake for 10 seconds. Strain over serving glass with fresh ice, add 2 dashes of lavender bitters and garnish.
Fred Sconfienza R(S), RSPS, SLA, a member of the Aloha Realty Group is also a star mixologist and enjoys mountain bike rides with kids, surfing on the shores of Hawaii and engaging in new hiking adventures with his family. This love of adventure and nature translates into his ability to craft unique herbal, botanical cocktails and mocktails, with surprising health benefits, great flavor qualities, brilliant aromas and vivid colors. Crafting drinks with ingredients such as organic ginger root, turmeric, lavender, cilantro, basil, etc… His unique mixologist style serves sophisticated drinkers and bends the boundaries of what makes a cocktail/mocktail. His only wish is that they had a root or herb that would grow some Brad Pitt quality hair. Cheers!
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