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The Pear & Elderflower Gimlet is a beautifully balanced cocktail that combines the vibrant Manly Spirits Coastal Citrus Gin with the delicate sweetness of elderflower liqueur and the rich flavour of homemade pear syrup. The addition of lemon juice provides a zesty and refreshing twist, making this cocktail a delightful choice for those who appreciate a harmonious blend of flavours. Here's how to craft this elegant cocktail:
1. Prepare the Coupe Glass: Begin by chilling a coupe glass. You can do this by placing it in the freezer for a short while before preparing the cocktail. A chilled glass ensures that your Pear & Elderflower Gimlet stays refreshingly cold.
2. Create the Cocktail Base: In a cocktail shaker, combine 40 ml of Manly Spirits Coastal Citrus Gin, 15 ml of Elderflower Liqueur, 25 ml of Pear Syrup, and 20 ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice. These ingredients form the core of the cocktail and provide a delightful balance of flavours.
3. Shake with Vigor: Fill the shaker with ice cubes, secure the lid tightly, and shake the cocktail vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. The shaking chills the mixture, ensuring that it's well-blended and perfectly chilled.
4. Double Strain into the Chilled Coupe Glass: Using a fine-mesh strainer, double strain the cocktail into the chilled coupe glass. Double straining helps ensure that no ice shards or pulp make their way into the final drink, resulting in a smooth and pristine presentation.
5. Garnish with Fresh Pear and Lemon Twist: For an exquisite finishing touch, garnish your Pear & Elderflower Gimlet with a fresh slice of pear and a twist of lemon peel. The fresh pear slice adds a visual and textural element, while the lemon twist releases its citrus oils, enhancing the aroma of the cocktail.
6. Serve and Enjoy: Your Pear & Elderflower Gimlet is now ready to be savoured. This cocktail is a celebration of the cocktail craft, combining the vibrant coastal notes of gin with the delicate sweetness of elderflower and the rich, fruity essence of pear. Sip slowly, appreciating the layers of flavour and the refreshing character of this elegant beverage.
The Pear & Elderflower Gimlet is a true masterpiece of mixology, offering a delightful and well-balanced taste experience. Cheers!
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