Partridge in a Pear Tree Cocktail

I don’t know what came over me but this recipe idea came to me while I was driving thinking about what kind of cocktail I could serve at an upcoming party. I always like to have a signature cocktail for guests to make the evening special.  At the same time I was thinking about this I was listening to the radio and the 12 Days of Christmas came on. I got to thinking… What about a 12 Days of Christmas theme beverage.

Partridge in a Pear Tree Cocktail

I decided on a recipe to celebrate the Partridge in a Pear Tree feeling this little guy is often overlooked.  Maybe because most of us have not idea what a partridge is.

So since this bird seems to really like Pears why not make a recipe using pear nectar.  Apple flavours are used all the time but pear… a little overlooked just like the partridge.  A perfect homage to this little bird.  Or are they big birds.  I should probably look it up just in case it is some kind of killer bird I am building this drink around!

Crown Royal Cocktail


Initially I thought about making this drink using Prosecco because I had just picked up a nice bottle but when to be honest it did not taste very good.  So using my husband as my taste tester I got to work.

My husband is a huge Crown Royal fan so that was the obvious starting place.  Plus I already knew that people like apple with Rye so again a pear most likely will work too.

Partridge in a Pear Tree Cocktail

I had to play with the ratio of pear nectar to rye a bit but a few trial and errors later and this recipe worked out great.  So great my husband asked me to make him another.  I even like this drink and I don’t like rye at all.   I tried to make it look pretty my taking slices of pear and putting them on the edge of the glass to look like tail feathers of a bird.

Partridge in a Pear Tree Cocktail
  • 2 ounce pear nectar
  • 1 ounce Crown Royal or Rye
  • Ginger Ale
  • Ice
  • Pear for decoration optional
  1. In a tumbler fill the ice up 1/4 of the way in the cup
  2. Add pear nectar and Crown Royal
  3. Top up with ginger ale
  4. Stir well
  5. Decorate with two thinly sliced pear wedges

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