You'll need asian pear/anise puree, Partida Blanco Tequila, lime juice, gum syrup, a shaker, double strainer, and a spray bottle for absinthe.
Fresh squeeze 1 oz. lime juice
Ahead of time: make Asian pear purée. Poach peeled, cored Asian pears and star anise in white wine. When it thickens, take off the heat and purée. Chill, then use 1 oz. in this cocktail.
Add 1 oz. gum syrup for sweetness
Tequila is a fun way to experience a Fall cocktail. Add 1.5 oz Partida Blanco Tequila.
Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice until the outside turns frosty.
Taste with a straw
Prep a chilled Old Fashioned glass with ice
Double strain through a fine-meshed sieve.
Spray the top of the drink with absinthe to give the nose more of a hint of anise
Garnish with a whole star anise. Sip. Be merry.
Absinthe hits the nose, alerting you to anise inside. Pear slow cooked with anise give it thickness & spice. Lime & tequila add a bright agave burst of flavor. It's well-balanced & delightfully smooth