|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 22g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|*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.|
This tasty pear spiced sailor cocktail comes from San Fransisco bartender Jonny Cimone. The drink is a fantastic mix of fresh flavors that are natural companions. It begins with spiced rum—Sailor Jerry is recommended and plays perfectly to the cocktail's fun name. That is complemented by the pear puree and homemade ginger nectar. The drink is topped off with bitters and ginger ale to create a flawlessly balanced cocktail that's sure to get noticed.
- For the Ginger Nectar:
- 1 full ginger root (peeled, sliced)
- 4 cups water (hot, approximately)
- For the Cocktail:
- 1 1/2 ounces spiced rum (Sailor Jerry)
- 1 1/2 ounces pear puree (Bosc)
- 1 1/4 ounces ginger nectar
- 1/2 ounce lime juice (fresh)
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 2 ounces ginger ale
- Garnish: pear slice
- Garnish: nutmeg
Make Ginger Nectar
The ginger nectar is easy to make yourself and can be as spicy or tame as you like. You can use as much ginger root as you like, and the amount of water needed will vary accordingly. Keep in mind that it does need to steep overnight, but it is a great ingredient to have in the bar so it is worth the little bit of effort it requires.
Using fresh ginger, peel thoroughly then slice into 1-inch chunks.
Spread onto a sheet and bake in the oven at 350 F for 15 minutes.
Place the ginger pieces into a storage container and add four times its volume of hot water. Let it steep overnight.
The next day, scoop the ginger pieces into a blender along with some of the gingered water. Reserve the remaining water.
Blend at a high setting until the ginger has been broken down and liquefied as much as possible.
Fine strain multiple times using a muddler to press every last drop of liquid from the ginger. Add more of the gingered water to taste in order to regulate the level of spice.
Make the Pear Spiced Sailor
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Strain over fresh ice into a collins glass.
Float the ginger ale on top by pouring it slowly over the back of a bar spoon.
Garnish with half a pear slice and a dusting of nutmeg.
Serve and enjoy!
- A perfect complement to the drink, replace Angostura's Aromatic Bitters with pear bitters.
- If you prefer a slightly drier cocktail, switch from ginger ale to club soda or tonic water.
How Strong Is a Pear Spiced Sailor?
Not only is it packed with flavor, but Sailor Jerry is also a potent rum that's bottled at 92 proof, so it's definitely not going to get lost in this recipe. However, it's the only liquor in the highball, which means its surprisingly low-proof. On average, you can expect it to have an alcohol content somewhere around 10 percent ABV (20 proof). It's a lot like a glass of wine, only far more flavorful!