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Created in Pears


1½ ounces Green Hat Gin

½ ounce Don Ciccio & Figli Finocchietto*

Pear-Pomegranate Soda (recipe follows)

Fennel frond

Pear Pomegranate Soda

6 ounces local pears, finely chopped, skin on

½ ounce fresh lemon juice

6 ounces fresh-pressed pomegranate juice

12 ounces cane sugar

Soda water or soda siphon for carbonation

*Fennel cordial made by a third-generation amaro maker from Italy who now lives and produces in DC.


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To Assemble
  1. In Collins glass, combine gin and finocchietto. Add ice.
  2. Top with pear-pomegranate soda and stir gently.
  3. Garnish with fennel sprig and serve with a straw.
Pear Pomegranate Soda
  1. Combine pears with lemon juice to keep pears from oxidizing and turning syrup brown. Add pomegranate juice and sugar and let macerate at room temperature overnight.
  2. Using fine sieve or tea strainer, separate fruit from syrup. Gently press fruit to remove excess liquid. In 1 liter soda siphon, add 8 ounces pear-pomegranate syrup to 24 ounces water. Charge with CO2 (in lieu of a soda siphon, you can also just use 1 ounce syrup to 3 ounces soda water per cocktail).