Dawn's Amaretto Pear Sunset / by Anthony Michael Contrino

My good friend, Dawn, has been on a cocktail kick lately. She came by to shoot some content, and came with all the goodies to whip up this bad boy. She makes her own grenadine, but (as Ina would say) store-bought is just fine. Be sure to use pear nectar from a box and not a can. Even lined cans give the nectar a metallic taste.

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Amaretto Pear Sunset // Makes 1 Cocktail


1 oz. Amaretto

2 oz. vodka

½ cup pear nectar

Squeeze 1 wedge lemon

½ tsp. Grenadine

Seckel pear, for garnish, optional

  1. Add the amaretto, vodka, pear nectar and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.

  2. Fill with ice and shake vigorously.

  3. Pour the cocktail into an ice-filled highball glass.

  4. Slowly add the grenadine; it will naturally sink to the bottom.

  5. Garnish with pear, if desired.