The first Fall pears have started to arrive in our market. I immediately brought some home with intentions of not only enjoying them, but to make a bottle, or in this case, a Mason jar, of Eau de Vie. If you are not familiar with Eau de Vie, you should become. It is a gentle liqueur that is made from fermented fruit and alcohol; otherwise, known as a fruit brandy. This recipe is very simple to make. You only need ripe pears and some vodka, as well as time. I definitely recommend taking of advantage of pear season to whip up a batch or two of this liqueur to enjoy throughout the year. This cocktail recipe for using it for an Eau de Vie Poire cocktail is one of many ways to enjoy!
You may be wondering what you should do with your mason jar full of liberations. Eau e Vie Poire is lovely to enjoy on its own or to use in cocktails as well as in baking. It adds a warm kick to whatever you decide to add it too. As well it would make a lovely gift to share with someone who enjoys unique alcoholic beverages. I keep thinking I should have made a few extra batches to give as gifts this holiday season; there is always next year. In the meantime, we wanted to share a holiday cocktail using a little of the Eau de Vie Poire.
The past couple weeks we have been playing around with making new cocktails using bottles of champagne and other assorted alcohols. One of our favorites has been made with the homemade Eau de Vie Poire as well as some good ole Rye. The warm, earthiness of the pears compliments the smokey undertones in the rye. Champagne, well one cannot, have a holiday cocktail without some bubbles. This recipe really is a lovely cocktail!
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Recipe: Homemade Eau de Vie
Eau de Vie Poire Champagne Cocktail
blood orange bitters
1 oz eau de vie poire
1 oz rye
pear slices, as a garnish
In a champagne glass add a splash of bitters.
Swirl around the glass. Pour the remainder into another glass to use for another cocktail.
Add the eau de vie poire and rye to the champagne glass; stir.
Top off the glass with champagne.
Garnish with a pear slice.