Recipe courtesy of Spike Mendelsohn

Pear Cocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
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For the candied bacon:

6 slices hickory-smoked bacon

2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

For the cocktail:

1 1/2 ounces aged rum

3 1/2 ounces pear nectar

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 to 3 drops old-fashioned bitters

Pinch of salt


  1. Make the candied bacon: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Toss the bacon in a bowl with the brown sugar and place on a rack set on a rimmed baking sheet so the fat drips down. Bake until it's as crisp as you'd like, about 30 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Make the cocktail: Combine the rum, pear nectar, lemon juice, bitters and salt in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into a lowball glass. Garnish with a slice of candied bacon.