The brûléed pear cocktail with Becherovka is so tasty. The herbal notes of the Becherovka and the sweetness and warmth of the pear reminds us of drinking a tea with the perk of a little buzz. This delightful cocktail recipe was inspired by the folks at Honest Cooking. The original recipe calls for a simple syrups that’s cooked down from a pear and the simple syrup is then combined with rum. In our version of the recipe we made a few changes that alter the taste but preserve the beautiful theme of brûléed pear. Our simple syrup in this recipe consists of pureed pear and instead of rum we decided to use Czech Becherovka (partly as an homage to our roots and mainly because we just love pairing the herbal taste with other flavors). Here’s what you’ll need:
Pear Simple Syrup
1 pear (peeled and cubed)
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 ounces of Becherovka (You can also use gin)
1- 1/2 ounces of pear simple syrup
2 slices of bruleed pear for garnish
This two part cocktail starts with a pear simple syrup. First peel, core and cube a whole pear. Add the cubed pear into a blender and add a splash of water. Blend the pear until it is the consistency of thick pear juice. Add your fresh pear juice into a sauce pan, add water, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Boil your mixture on medium high heat until the sugar has dissolved completely. Then bring down the mixture to a 5 minute simmer.
Once your pear simple syrup is finished, transfer it to a mason jar and let it cool. You’ll want to start the next part of this recipe once your simple syrup is completely cooled.
Next you’ll want to start on your cocktail. A big part of the presentation is the bruleed pear garnish. There are two ways to brûlée your pear. Take you pear and cut two thick slices. On one side of each pear sprinkle sugar then take a torch and carefully melt down the sugar so that it browns lightly. If you do not have a torch, you can put the sugared pear slices into the over on 350 and broil for 15-20 minutes.
You’ll want to keep your eye on the pears to watch as the sugar starts to caramelize.
Once your pears are ready, put one slice into a cocktail glass. We chose to serve this cocktail in our Mon Paris Wine Goblets. It’s a deep bistro style glass perfect for our large pear garnish. Then add your pear simple syrup and Becherovka into a cocktail shaker. Shake and then strain into your cocktail glasses. We added short golden straws to our cocktail glasses for presentation and effect.