Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cocktail: Smoky Pear Mojito

I had some mint I wanted to use up and mojitos seemed like a logical means to that end. But I also had mezcal on the mind, so I decided to use that instead of rum, along with a dash of pear brandy for some fruit flavor.

Smoky Pear Mojito

8-10 mint leaves
1/2 oz. agave nectar
Juice from 1 lime
1 oz. mezcal
1/2 oz. pear brandy
Club soda

Add mint and agave nectar to glass and muddle. Add ice, lime juice, mezcal, pear brandy and club soda. Lightly shake by pouring into a shaker cup and then back into the glass. Garnish with lime wheel.


  1. When confronted with excess mint, you create a cocktail to put it in. This is why I married you.

  2. This sounds like a great idea -- I love pears and how can you go wrong with a smoky mezcal?

    1. Thanks! I love adding mezcal to cocktails for a little smoke. I was on a real mezcal kick last year.