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375 ml. 80 Proof (Pear Brandy)
Commonly produced in Alsace, pear brandy is probably the best known eau de vie in France. Bartlett pears from our neighboring Keswick Flats orchard are picked while still green and allowed to ripen from within at the distillery. The ripe fruit is then pressed and the pulp fermented prior to distillation.
Flavor and Aroma
The resulting clear Spirit of Pear delivers an explosion of succulent pear aroma and taste, richly flavored, dry, and with an elegant after taste.
Thoughts for Food
Use in braising vegetables and stir fry. Add to salsa with chopped pears. Flavor guacamole. Add 1 oz. to every pound of meat in creating pates or terrines. Macerate fruit for dessert presentations.
Or try it in this great cocktail recipe:
1 bottle of Leelanau Peninsula Sparkling Wine or Be Dazzled
2oz of Spirit of Pear brandy
Juice of one lemon
5 sugar cubes (or 5 tsp. sugar)
After gathering your ingredients, pour the bubbly into 5 flutes. To each flute, add a splash of pear brandy, about 1 tsp. of lemon juice, and a sugar cube or a dash of sugar.
Bronze: 2012 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition
Best of Show/Honorable Mention: Great Lakes Cider and Perry Festival