Frisco 49 Cocktail

Frisco 49 Cocktail
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Prep: 24 hrs 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Infusion & Syrup: 36 hrs 25 mins
Total: 60 hrs 28 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
448 Calories
0g Fat
76g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 448
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 112mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Frisco 49 cocktail was created by Brandon Chandlor. It was inspired by a combination of those sweet little fruit cocktail cups from childhood and the French 75 cocktail. It is a delicious mix of pear gin, roasted peaches, and sparkling wine that can work for a variety of occasions, from special celebrations to a casual night at home.

The finer points of the cocktail include infusing gin with two varieties of pear. Chandlor recommends Citadelle and says that in choosing a gin: "I did not want to add anything too dry such as a London Dry because you are adding dry sparkling wine." Sound advice and you will find that he made an excellent decision. There are many other uses for a great infusion like this as well and it may be one that you will want to make regularly.

Beyond the gin, there is one more special ingredient in the Frisco 49. It is a homemade roasted peach honey syrup and it's quite easy. Simply roast cinnamon-covered peaches and blend them into a syrup. Again, another fantastic ingredient to have in the bar, particularly in those few months when pear and peach seasons overlap (the last few months of the year).

Ingredients

For Pear-Infused Gin:

  • 1 medium Bartlett pear

  • 1 medium Anjou Pear

  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle gin

For Roasted Peach Honey Syrup:

  • 2 large peaches

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup honey

  • 3/4 cup warm water

For Cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 ounces pear-infused gin

  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce roasted peach honey syrup

  • 3 ounces dry sparkling wine

  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps in this recipe, the cocktail is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and assembly.

Make Pear-Infused Gin

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cut the pears into slices and place in a mason jar.

  3. Add gin to cover the pears.

  4. Allow to steep for one to three days (according to taste) in a cool, dark place.

  5. Strain out the pears and bottle the gin under a tight seal. It will retain the shelf life of normal gin.

Make the Roasted Peach Honey Syrup

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut the peaches in half and sprinkle with cinnamon.

  3. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.

  4. Add the roasted fruit, honey, and water to a food processor or blender and blend well.

  5. Strain well to remove any solids, bottle, and store in the refrigerator. The syrup will keep well for about two weeks.

Make the Frisco 49 Cocktail

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine the gin, lemon juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  3. Shake and strain into a Champagne flute.

  4. Top with sparkling wine.

  5. Garnish with a maraschino cherry in the bottom of the glass. Serve and enjoy.

How Strong Is a Frisco 49?

The Frisco 49 is a pleasantly light drink that's not much stronger than the average wine. When made with the 88-proof Citadelle Gin, it shakes up to just 17 percent ABV (34 proof).