Anjou Pear Mojito

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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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 2 mint sprigs
  • 3/4 ounce pear nectar
  • Ice
  • 11/2 ounces amber rum
  • 1/2 ounce Calvados
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce chilled club soda
  • 1 pear slice

How to make this recipe

  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.

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