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Anjou Pear Mojito

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Hugo's • Houston

Calvados is a French brandy made from apples that can come only from Normandy. "Classic, old-world spirits are not made, they're grown," says mixologist Sean Beck, who uses the familiar mojito to turn people on to this refined spirit.

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  1. 2 mint sprigs
  2. 3/4 ounce pear nectar
  3. Ice
  4. 11/2 ounces amber rum
  5. 1/2 ounce Calvados
  6. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  7. 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  8. 1 ounce chilled club soda
  9. 1 pear slice
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the leaves from 1 mint sprig with the pear nectar. Add ice and the rum, Calvados, lime juice and Simple Syrup. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir in the club soda. Garnish with the remaining mint sprig and the pear slice.