March Signature Drink of the Month: The Pear Tree

Signature Drink of the Month : The Pear Tree

Spring has officially sprung.   Today.  And what better way to usher in a new season of sunshine and weddings than to start a new feature for our blog:  Signature Drink of the Month.  Each month La Fete will be bringing you fresh, unique, and seasonally appropriate ideas for signature drinks for your  many celebrations.

This March, after a long cold winter, I crave light, refreshing and colorful fresh fruit.  Let’s go a step further and to incorporate these ingredients into a signature cocktail perfect for your spring wedding!

St. Germain is a liqueur made from the elder flower, picked fresh in the French Alps.  It has a wonderful flavor which is so unique and difficult to describe.  According to the creators, it is “Neither passionfruit nor pear, grapefruit nor lemon, the sublime taste of St-Germain hints at each of these and yet none of them exactly. It is a flavor as subtle and delicate as it is captivating. A little like asking a hummingbird to describe the flavor of its favorite nectar. Très curieux indeed, n’est-ce pas?”

Not convinced yet?  Well I am begging you, the next time you are out and about and looking for a unique cocktail to try (How many vodka sodas can a girl drink, right?), ask your bartender if they carry St. Germain. You will not be disappointed.

Below is a recipe for a delicious and delicate signature cocktail for your special event:  The Pear Tree.

1 1/2 parts St.-Germain

1 1/2 parts pear vodka

1/2 part freshly squeezed lime juice

1 dash Angostura Bitters