|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||23%|
|Total Carbohydrate 30g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
|Total Sugars 23g|
|Vitamin C 12mg||60%|
|*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.|
The peary bird is a fun cocktail with a great layer of flavors. Its combination of pear, vanilla, herbs, and nutmeg creates a sensation drink that's worthy of any autumn celebration.
There is a lot to love about this innovative vodka cocktail. Start it off with a smooth vodka of your choice to lay a solid foundation. You'll then add the vanilla notes of Tuaca and the herbal brandy of B&B along with fresh pear and nutmeg. It creates a fantastic cocktail with a delightful balance of flavor.
B&B (a liqueur that combines brandy and Benedictine) is one of those often looked over cocktail ingredients; straight Benedictine is generally preferred. It is a cocktail like this that proves that B&B is a viable mixer, even in more complex drink recipes.
1/2 medium pear, diced
1/4 ounce simple syrup
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Tuaca
1/2 ounce B&B
Flamed orange peel, garnish
Gather the ingredients.
Add the vodka, Tuaca, and B&B, and top with ice.
Garnish with a flamed orange peel. Serve and enjoy.
- For the simple syrup, you'll find it best to use a 1:1 mix, meaning equal parts of sugar and water. This won't be quite as sweet as rich simple syrup, which is 2 parts sugar to 1 part water. The lighter version is a good choice considering that the recipe uses two sweetened liqueurs.
- Chilling the glass is always preferred for drinks served without ice and it makes this drink more enjoyable. If you don't have one pre-chilled, place a few ice cubes in the glass while you're mixing the drink, then discard them before straining.
- To flame an orange zest, cut a piece of peel that's about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide. Hold the peel over the glass between two fingers, peel side out, then gently squeeze it over a lighter or match. It will create a small burst of flame as the essential oils are expressed into the drink.
- If you don't have B&B, Benedictine will work as a substitute and create a nice drink. You could even split the 1/2 ounce measurement with equal parts of Benedictine and brandy to try and replicate B&B's complexity.
- Cinnamon would be a nice alternative to nutmeg. Either spice can also be sprinkled on top of the drink as an extra garnish.