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Absolut Pears Flavoured Vodka (700ml)
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- ABV 40%
'The kitchen is moving into the bar,' says chef Kathy Casey, owner of Kathy Casey Food StudiosR and its cocktail consulting arm, Liquid Kitchen, in Seattle, WA. 'Mixologists, bartenders and even home cocktailians are discovering that ingredients found in the kitchen, from fresh fruits to herbs, also work great in cocktails.'
Casey says that pear usage in cocktails is one of the trends to watch. 'The popularity of pears has a lot to do with their crisp flavor, and the fact that they're not overly potent. For example, the mellow sweetness of pears adds a fantastic flavor counterpoint to the mojito, one of today's most popular cocktails.'
Casey adds that fresh pears also make beautiful garnishes. 'I like to cut the pear really thin all the way through the fruit, making a teardrop-shaped slice. I place the garnish in the glass, then pour the drink on top.'
Jeffrey Moran, spokesperson for The Absolut Spirits Co., says pears are 'the next big flavour,' and that the company's new vodka, Absolut Pears, is meant to be a trend setter. 'We constantly have flavorists on the hunt for all the new scents, flavors and tastes, and pear was 'ripe' for us.'
Tasting note: The pear scents of the bouquet are very inviting. The palate entry is clean, ripe, fruity and keenly pear-like; at the midpalate the taste turns softly ripe and sweet. Finishes elegantly and with a last minute thrust of pear that’s vivid, crisp and authentically pear-like. An outstanding flavoring job.
Rating: 96-100 points. 40%alc./vol. - www.wineenthusiast.com
Cocktail: Absolut Pears Sizzle
1 1/2 parts Absolut Pears
- 1/2 part lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 slice fresh peeled ginger
- 3 slices pear
- Club soda
Recipe provided by Absolut Vodka.
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