So that was Christmas. Now it’s time to reward yourself with a reviving cocktail.
The Spiced Pear Martini has been devised especially for us by Adam Green, head barman and mixologist at Somerset bar, café and restaurant At The Chapel, the recipient of a Michelin Bib Gourmand among its many awards. “This is based on a popular cocktail I devised a few years back, but I’ve given it a festive twist,” says Adam.
Spiced Pear Martini
50ml Grey Goose La Poire
25ml fresh lime juice
25ml apple juice
Half a muddled pear
Pinch of allspice
Served with cinnamon stick for garnish
Adam says: “To muddle a pear, slice and dice the pear, put it in the bottom of a cocktail glass and squash it with your muddler, which releases the juice.
“Shake the vodka, lime juice, gomme, apple juice and allspice, then pour it over the muddled pear and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
“If you’d like a warm, mulled version, warm the apple juice first before adding to the other ingredients.”
At The Chapel High Street, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0AE. Phone 01749 814 070. Visit the At The Chapel website